Particular terroirs : Pommard - Saint Romain -Beaune
The vineyard Coste-Caumartin benefits from an exceptional soil of 12 hectares (30 acres) in the heart of the Appellations Pommard, Beaune and Saint-Romain. So the Domain enjoys various soils with strong identities.
Pommard is situated between Volnay and Beaune. Its crus determined the place where the Coast angles lightly on the side of Autun. From the Middle Age, one saw Pommard as " the flower of wines Beaunois ". The Controlled Origin Appellation was thus recognized in 1936, among the first ones.
The plots of Pommard are faced Southeast and South to a height between 250 and 330 metres.
On the least high part of the hillside, a thick layer of clay-limestone makes the power of
Pommard. The parcels located in the middle of hillsides are composed of clay-limestone soils, drained well thanks to gravel of rock debris, which gives a very beautiful elegance to 1st Crus.
Our Pommard 1st Cru "Les Fremiers", situated at the extremity of Pommard in the direction of Volnay, is noticed by a firm attack in mouth which blooms then in a beautiful amplitude.
While the Pommard 1st Cru "Le Clos des Boucherottes", located in the other extremity of Pommard
in the direction of Beaune, distinguishes itself by a round and silky attack in mouth. It is followed by a power which expresses itself at the finish with a noticeable lenght. Beaune 1st Cru "Les Chouacheux" is situated at the bottom of slope, between Beaune and Pommard. South-east facing, the soil is constituted by clay, sand and brown limestones, which produces red wines with beautiful aromatic complexities. The attack is fine in mouth, followed by a more great consistency in final. Saint-Romain : The Estate owns one of the most prestigious Saint Romain's plots of land, situated on the locality " Sous le Château ". Perched above the best soils of the village, the Castel of Saint-Romain, dated of the XVe century, came into the family ownership more than 150 years ago. It continues today with the age-old tradition of vine-growing and wine-making.
The 1.6 hectares (4 acres) of Saint-Romain " Sous le Château " are on a hillside, Southeast facing, over a limestones and marls included patches of claywhich especially suit with Chardonnay.
St-Romain's soils "Sous le Château" produce a white Saint Romain, whith a beautiful subtlety with a good minerality, which time will make smoother and mellower.
Grape varieties planted
Our vineyard is made of : • 2 hectares (5 acres) of Chardonnay at Saint-Romain and beneath Pommard. • 10 hectares (24 acres) of the king-grape variety of Burgundy : the pinot noir, located in
Pommard and Beaune. • 0.3 hectares (0.7 acres) of gamay, at Pommard, dedicated to the traditionnel Bourgogne
Passe Tout Grain.