Domaine Thierry Violot-Guillemard, Pommard
2016 Burgundy En Primeur
This estate is a little-known jewel, making wine in Pommard for 5 generations, farming organically since 1999, with 6.5 hectares now being cultivated. “I want to keep my terroirs healthy,” says Thierry. “No yeasting, no reverse osmosis, not too many technical interventions and not too much wood, so as not to alter the taste of the wine. I love the delicacy and the elegance, the distinctive Pinot, and above all, the fun!”
Thierry’s wife Estelle and son Joannès (named after a great-great-grandfather) are at his side at all moments of the vineyard year, which includes cultivating micro-organisms to vivify his composts. He declares he only treats with copper-sulphate solution, low doses of copper and cactus juice. “You mustn’t put rubbish on the vines,” he says. The result: “Only caviar goes into my vats, that’s my secret,” says Thierry. It is time for this joyful family estate to come out from the shadows, and it is our privilege, and delight, to introduce their wines.