2019 Vincent Dancer Pommard Les Perrieres
Vincent Dancer runs a tiny operation based in chassagne-Montrachet where he crafts his wines from five hectares of well-situated vineyards. The winery is small even by the standards of Burgundy, and despite Dancer’s reclusive nature, the wines are well known to a small circle of restaurateurs and wine-lovers who reliably take their miniscule allocation year after year. Vincent is quietly individualistic, creating his own lean, bright, and savory style of wines, trusting his instincts and experience to make the best possible wine in his own way.
Driving south on the D974, Les Perrières sits under the famed Clos des Epeneaux and is the first Pommard vineyard on your right after you leave the commune of Beaune. Dancer farms almost one hectare of vines, planted in 2012. He works with very low yields to achieve the textural richness and seduction you’ll find here. It’s a darker, inkier wine than his Beaune bottlings, but it still offers lovely finesse and purity.
A more deeply pitched and equally fresh nose features aromas of plum, warm earth and dark cherry. There is excellent punch to the sleekly muscular middle weight flavors that possess impressive volume and focused power on the youthfully austere finish. This is an excellent Pommard villages that is worth considering. Drink 2026+.
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