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2008 Domaine de la Pousse d'Or Volnay En Caillerets

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January 17, 2021 - $67



90+ Stephen Tanzer

Lively aromas of redcurrant, red licorice, mint and game. Juicy, spicy flavors of red berries and black cherry... In a cooler, low-fat style, with good acidity and grip.

...a highly perfumed nose of plum, violets, minerals and damp earth that complements well the intensely stony, rich, detailed and vibrant medium-bodied flavors that possess excellent volume and a velvety mouth feel, all wrapped in a delicious, firm and long finish.

16Jancis Robinson


France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Beaune, Volnay, Les Caillerets

Volnay is a small appellation with just 904 vineyard acres and a town of fewer than 500 residents. Nevertheless, to Burgundy enthusiasts, it's a jewel. Clive Coates calls Volnay “one of the most delightful wines and one of the most rewarding communes in the Côte d’Or.” Robert M. Parker Jr. described Volnay as “the queen of the Côte de Beaune.” Volnay has always been appealing. In the 13th and 14th centuries the powerful Dukes of Burgundy acquired land there and built chateaux. The medieval town sits on the hillside above the vineyards and the appellation is restricted to red wines made of Pinot Noir. Though there are no Grands Crus, there are 35 Premiers Crus. Some reviewers say the lighter soil of Volnay, compared with Pommard to the north, makes Volnay wines more delicate and elegant than wines from neighboring appellations. Robert M. Parker Jr. wrote that Volnay has a “high-quality level of winemaking…The top Volnays possess an immense, seductive fruitiness and lushness…”


Red Wine, Pinot Noir, 1er (Premier) Cru

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.