Volnay 1er cru 2017 Les Caillerets - Bouchard Pere & Fils
Ancienne Cuvée Carnot
95/100 Wine Spectator, April 30, 2020
Tasting Note: The purity, silkiness and harmony of this wine opens the way to aromas and flavors of flowers, cherry, toasted oak and spices. The finish lingers for almost a minute. Best from 2022 to 2038". B.S.
According to tradition, "who doesn't have a vine in Caillerets doesn't know what Volnay is worth". Qualified as a "Tête de Cuvée" in the 1855 classification by Doctor Lavalle, this appellation is a perfect example of finesse, elegance and grace. The 3.76 hectare parcel of this exceptional Premier Cru has a special value for the Maison Bouchard Père & Fils, since it is the first vineyard acquired by the House in 1775. The Carnot family, who owned it, is still mentioned on the bottles: "Ancienne Cuvée Carnot".
TASTING NOTE : Exquisite bouquet with aromas of fruits and spices. Perfect harmony between its structure and elegance. Rich, complex, it expresses itself with voluptuousness. Very good ageing potential.
WINE AND FOOD AGINGS : Lamb, duck, light game.
TEMPERATURE OF SERVICE: Between 17°C and 18°C.
GUARDIAN POTENTIAL: 7 to 10 years and over
SALES: manual, in small boxes of 13 kg. Careful manual sorting of each bunch.
VINIFICATION : After total or partial destemming depending on the vintage, fermentation in small containers and gentle pressing ensure optimal vinification. Depending on the profile of the vintage, vatting can last from 15 to 20 days.
AGEING: 12 to 14 months in French oak barrels, with 30 to 40% new barrels.
AGEING : The cellars of the Bastions of the old Château de Beaune offer natural environmental conditions perfectly adapted to the ageing of the Premiers Crus.
GRAPE VARIETY : Pinot Noir
CLAY GROUND: Thin clay-limestone layer on a fissured rocky plateau
|Note||Between 95 and 97|
|Volume||12,50 % vol - 75 cl|
|Burgundy Classification||Premiers Crus|
|Domains of Burgundy||Bouchard Père et Fils|
|Incompatibility wooden box||Yes|