Owned by the Courcel family since it's foundation 400 years ago, Domaine de Courcel is undoubtedly the village of Pommard's benchmark producer. Their quasi-monopole Grand Clos des Epenots is truly one of the grand jewels in the Burgundian crown.
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 10.5 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.
Their 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.
Annual production, which never exceeds around 30 000 bottles, is sold throughout the world. The wines produced by the Domaine are frequently reviewed and hailed in the world's top publications.