La Pousse d'Or Volnay 1er Cru En Caillerets 2015 -

La Pousse d'Or Volnay 1er Cru En Caillerets 2015

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Caillerets is widely known as the best 1er Cru of Volnay. With a strong vintage like 2015 and , it would be hard to go wrong. 

'A very ripe yet once again still reasonably fresh nose presents an assortment of liqueur-like plum, cassis, black cherry and plenty of lovely spice nuances. The succulent, round and polished medium weight flavors exude ample minerality on the moderately firm finale where a hint of bitter pit fruit appears. This should also be approachable on the younger side if desired yet should have no problem aging well.' Burghound 90-92 pts

 Also highly rated by Vinous 91-93 and WA 90-92.

Background of La Pousse d'Or

Domaine de la Pousse d’Or has for decades been the collector’s choice for expressive and memorable wines from Burgundy’s most hallowed terroirs.

This historic estate is one of the Burgundian elite, in a similar realm of such exclusive wineries like Romanée-Conti and Comte de Vogüé, with its strict selection and seamless winemaking.

The history of Pousse d’Or in Volnay underscores its influence throughout the ages. In 1855, the winery was part of a larger domaine that included such names as Romanée-Conti and Clos de Tart. Originally called La Bousse d’Or (Bousse, in old French, means earth; thus, “golden earth”), the domaine changed owners a number of times until legend Gérard Potel took the reins.

It was Potel that put the estate’s wines on the map, with the elegant, refined style that Pousse d’Or is still known for today. In 1997, Patrick Landanger purchased the winery and its vineyards. In the mid-2000s, Landanger added an impressive collection of Côte de Nuits vineyards (from Domaine Moine-Hudelot) to his portfolio.