Domaine Joannès Violot-Guillemard, Pommard

Domaine Joannès Violot-Guillemard, Pommard

This estate is a little-known jewel, making wine in Pommard for 5 generations, farming organically since 1999. 6 hectares in cultivation has now grown to 8, thanks to a family inheritance, and Joannès has taken over prime responsibilities from his father Thierry. The latter’s philosophies still drive the methods, however. As Thierry used to say: “I want to keep my terroirs healthy; 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!” This is very much a family domaine, with Thierry’s wife Estelle, Joannès’s mother, being hands-on throughout the vineyard year, which includes cultivating micro-organisms to vivify the composts. Joannès talks about the small changes he is introducing: “For 2019, we retained a higher proportion of whole bunches in the red wines than in the past, and I decided to rack the reds from barrel before the autumn, in preparation for bottling in November.” The pursuit of harmony is constant here, and the 2019 vintage a great success, in both colours.

No wines were found matching your selection. Stocks may have been depleted or we are awaiting shipment.

Please call 020 7584 7927 to enquire further.

This site uses cookies for site functionality and for anonymous analytics purposes as described in our privacy policy.