‘Dark plums, spices, smoke and menthol are some of the many nuances that emerge from Pousse d'Or's 2012 Volnay En Caillerets. This is a distinctly dark style of Caillerets that is deeply marked by the signature low yields of the year. There is considerable intensity in the glass, but my fear is that the wine is so concentrated that some of the terroir signatures are masked by the sheer richness of the fruit. Drink 2019 - 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.
The wines of Vonay combine distinction, nobility, finesse, elegance, feminity, and an incomparable bouquet. Their robe can range from a tender rose red to the deepest ruby. A delicate bouquet of red berries (raspberry, blackberry) and violets, tannins that may be soft or quite robust, and a gracefully voluptuous palate place these wines among the best representatives of the Côte de Beaune.