The Courcels family has made Pommard for over 400 years. Their 25 acre estate includes the 12 acre “Grand Clos des Epenots” and two and one half acres of “Rugiens”. With the death of Mademoiselle de Courcel, the estate has passed into the capable hands of her nephew, Giles.
The Domaine de Courcel is a 400 year old family owned winery, located in the village of Pommard on the Côte d’Or. Its current owners, three sisters and one brother, are the descendants of the founders. The estate is managed by Anne Bommelaer and Marie de Courcel.
Pommard is four kilometers south-east of Beaune. The vines span on the southern « coteaux » (hillsides) of the Côte de Beaune, where is located one of the most prestigious vine-growing areas.
The Domaine de Courcel’s vineyard is planted on around 9.5 hectares. It produces one of the highest quality red wines of the Côte de Beaune. Its red wines, made from Pinot Noir, can be characterised by their elegance and minerality as well as their strong tannins, which blend in nicely with strong and beautiful aromas of red berries and toasted bread.
The vineyard is essentially composed of prestigious « Premier Crus ». As such, the Domaine is one of the largest estates of « Pommard Premier Crus ». The vineyard is composed of the following appellations : Le Grand Clos des Epenots, Les Rugiens, Les Frémiers, Les Croix Noires.
These four Premier Crus enjoy worldwide notoriety. Le Grand Clos des Epenots, which accounts for 50% of the Domaine’s production, and Les Rugiens are in a class of their own in Burgundy.
The Domaine also produces a Pommard Vaumuriens, a Bourgogne Pinot Noir as well as a Bourgogne Chardonnay.
Annual production, which never exceeds around 30 000 bottles, is sold throughout the world. The wines produced by the Domaine are frequently mentioned and reviewed in leading French or international wine publications.