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 Vintage2008 Label 1 of 11 
ProducerLa Pousse d'Or (web)
VarietyPinot Noir
SubRegionCôte de Beaune
AppellationVolnay 1er Cru

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Drinking window: Drink between 2012 and 2021 (based on 1 user opinion)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 90.5 pts. and median of 90 pts. in 5 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Burgundy Al on 12/8/2013 & rated 89 points: Knightsbridge Annual Holiday Burgundy Tasting and Sale (Northbrook, IL): Tasting, brief note. Black and blue fruit throughout. Firm and hearty, a bit more than I typically expect from Volnay. I recall there was some hail damage, perhaps that's coming through. (1476 views)
 Tasted by chatters on 10/19/2013: Ultimo lunch time tasting (Ultimo wine centre (but now vintage cellars)): perfumed red fruit tending to black fruit with time - quite rich in fact - and some toast notes. In the mouth there is slight spice and earth note and an almost coffeeness. This is accompanied by chalky tannin. Hmm. (985 views)
 Tasted by peternelson on 4/21/2013 & rated 92 points: Slight brick-ruby color; nutmeg, toast, dusty baking spice; forest berries, wild strawberry, good perfume, good depth, fine tannins, silky, medium + concentration, good balance; starting to come along. (1123 views)
 Tasted by godx on 7/12/2011 & rated 88 points: France 2011 - Côte d'Or; 7/8/2011-7/13/2011 (Beaune): Tasted at the Domaine. Pretty nose of red berry fruit with floral and mineral notes. Tight flavours of cool dark pinot fruit with good acidity and firm tannins. Nose shows some elegance. I was hoping for more form this wine. Maybe it’s at a stubborn stage right now. Very good. 88+ (2740 views)
 Tasted by peternelson on 10/14/2010 & rated 93 points: Lovely spices and floral notes in the nose; I detected forest fire-- smokey notes in the aromatic nose accompanied by faint cherry and strawberry smells. The mouth is vibrant with tart spicy cherry, lots of supporting acidity giving nice intense cherry fruit flavors; fine tannins, this is really excellent. (1268 views)

Professional 'Channels'
By Stephen Tanzer
Vinous, March/April 2011, IWC Issue #155
(Domaine de la Pousse D'Or Volnay en Caillerets) Subscribe to see review text.
By Allen Meadows
Burghound, April 2010, Issue #38
(Domaine Pousse d'Or Volnay "En Caillerets" 1er 1er Cru Red) Subscribe to see review text.
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La Pousse d'Or

Producer website

Pinot Noir

Varietal character (Appellation America) | Varietal article (Wikipedia)
Pinot Noir is the Noble red grape of Burgundy, capable of ripening in a cooler climate, which Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot will not reliably do. It is unpredictable and difficult both to grow and to vinify, but results in some of the finest reds in the world. It is believed to have been selected from wild vines two thousand years ago. It is also used in the production of champagne. In fact, more Pinot Noir goes into Champagne than is used in all of the Cote d'Or! It is also grown in Alsace, Germany, the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Croatia, Serbia, Italy, Austria, and so forth, with varying degrees of success.


Vins de France (Office National Interprofessionnel des Vins ) | Pages Vins, Directory of French Winegrowers | French Wine (Wikipedia)


Les vins de Bourgogne (Bureau interprofessionnel des vins de Bourgogne) (and in English)
Burgundy - The province of eastern France, famous for its red wines produced from Pinot Noir and its whites produced from Chardonnay. (Small of amounts of Gamay and Aligoté are still grown, although these have to be labeled differently.) The most famous part of the region is known as the Cote d'Or (the Golden Slope). It is divided into the Cote de Beaune, south of the town of Beaune (famous principally for its whites), and the Cote de Nuits, North of Beaune (home of the most famous reds). In addition, the Cote Chalonnaise and the Maconnais are important wine growing regions, although historically a clear level (or more) below the Cote d'Or. Also included by some are the regions of Chablis and Auxerrois, farther north.
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Les Grands Jours de Bourgogne - na stejné téma od Heleny Baker

Côte de Beaune

Côte de Beaune (Bureau interprofessionnel des vins de Bourgogne)
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Volnay 1er Cru

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