The Carré family's holdings in Les Noizons, a windswept, southeast facing hillside vineyard above the Premier Cru "Pezerolles," produce a silky and polished, yet powerful expression of Pommard. 25% of the wine is aged in new barriques, which underpins its concentrated red fruit flavors with subtle, well-integrated spice.
About this wine producer: Denis Carré founded his estate in 1975 by purchasing a small collection of vineyards and building a modest winery in Meloisey, a village in the Hautes Cotes de Beaune. Over four decades, the estate has expanded to include tiny holdings in Meursault, Pommard, Auxey-Duresses, Savingy-lès-Beaune, Saint Romain and Beaune - twelve hectares in total spread out over nearly seventy (!) parcels. In 2008, Denis's children Gaetane and Martial joined estate on a full-time basis (and in doing so, doubled the number of employees of the estate from two to four). In 2013, the family completed a full renovation and expansion of their winery. Today, Martial is in charge of the farming and winemaking, while Gaetane manages the business affairs; Denis and his wife Bernadette are still active in the vines and cellar. "Technically on paper," Gaetane jokes, "my parents are retired. But they are the best employees we have: they're always available and they work for free!"