DOMAINE DE LA POUSSE D'OR Clos de la Bousse d'Or 1er Cru, Volnay
(92-94) points, Antonio Galloni, January 2014
'The 2012 Volnay Clos de La Bousse d'Or is more reserved than the Caillerets, although it has a similarly dark profile. Graphite, pencil shavings and a host of mineral-inflected notes give the 2012 its sense of energy and thrust. Violets, white pepper, pomegranate and blood orange add substantial lift and a flair of exoticism to the intense, dark fruit. I can't imagine the 2012 giving much pleasure in the immediate future. Readers need to be patient here. Drink 2022-2032’
Volnay is renowned for producing delicate, elegant and graceful wines. The appellation spans 242ha of vineyards, of which 115ha is divided among 26 Premier Crus. Some of the most notable of these are Bousse d'Or, Champans, Clos des Ducs, Les Caillerets and Santenots. Red wine from the Santenots vineyard is labelled as Volnay Santenots.
DOMAINE DE LA POUSSE D'OR
Domaine de la Pousse d’Or was established in the commune of Volnay in 1964 by a consortium including Louis Seysses (the father of Jacques Seysses of Domaine Dujac) and Gerard Potel, though it can trace its lineage back to the Dukes of Burgundy in 1100. Pousse d'Or has enjoyed a strong following in Australia, because two groups of Australians including Moss Wood founder Bill Pannel and the late David Clarke AO, of Poole’s Rock and Macquarie Bank were involved as shareholders during the 80s and 90s. The domaine consists of 18 hectares of mostly Premier Cru and Grand Cru vineyards in fabulous sites in Morey-Saint-Denis, Chambolle-Musigny, Corton, Pommard, Volnay, Puligny-Montrachet and Santenay. Since acquiring the estate in 1997, Patrick Landanger has made significant investments in the vineyards and the winery.