The Domaine also has a cellar in Pommard and owns several excellent parcels in the village. Planted in 1959, the estate’s vines in the premier cru Rugiens are located entirely in the Bas section of the vineyard. The wines made in this area of Rugiens, along with those from the Clos des Epeneaux, are considered to be the best of Pommard. I opened a bottle of the 2006 Voillot, Pommard, 1er Cru, Rugiens at the same time I opened the Champans. Unable to drink both the same night, I sprayed the bottle with nitrogen and placed it in the fridge. After a couple of days, the wine had softened but was still very reserved in comparison to the Volnay. Charlot’s winemaking techniques made the wine more accessible at its young age than many other wines from the commune, but it still had the classic firmness and rusticity. It is amazing how these two villages, so close each other geographically, produce wines that are so different in profile.