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2012 Pousse d'Or - Volnay Clos des 60 Ouvrees 1er Cru

FRANCE / BURGUNDY / VOLNAY
  • 93 WA
  • 92 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 60622-2012
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    Bright, deep ruby-red. Black cherry and violet on the vibrant nose. Tightly wound but seamless, with a lovely juicy character to the dense, ripe flavors of black cherry, spices and flowers. Finishes sappy and long, with chewy, ripe tannins.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: January/February 2014
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    The 2012 Volnay 1er Cru Clos des 60 Ouvrees has a very harmonious bouquet with blackberry, cassis and hints of sandalwood: very well defined at with great intensity. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp, tensile tannins. There is great energy here, very detailed with a pointed, citric finish that has more freshness than you need. Just as thrilling as it tasted in barrel.
    Author: Neal Martin
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  • Domaine Pousse d'Or stands as one of the most recognized names in Burgundy. Originally called Bousse d'Or—which translates to ‘Golden Earth’—this domaine has undergone tremendous change in recent decades. Under the direction of Gerard Potel for the past 30 years, the house has established its trademark style and quality. In 1997 it was purchased by Patrick Landanger, a successful electromechanical engineer, who began making improvements in both the vineyard and cellar. He built a new gravity-flow winery, and invested in state-of-the-art equipment. Since 1505 this domaine has been gracefully representing Volnay and it continues to do so today.

    See other similar producers:Domaine Paul Pernot,Domaine Bouard-Bonnefoy,Domaine des Comtes Lafon

    Burgundy is home to some of the greatest and most expensive wines in the world. Stretching from Auxerre in the north to Lyon in the south, the region's most famous section is the limestone-rich Côte d'Or. Vineyards in Burgundy are classified according to their locations on the hillsides. Only 2% of total production is from grand cru sites, while premier cru and village-level wines are more common. It is rare for one domaine to own an entire vineyard; rather the land has been divided down to individual rows, in some cases as a result of inheritance laws. While other varieties can be found in Burgundy, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay reign supreme. The best examples are capable of aging for 15 years or more, a rarity for these two varieties, making them highly valuable. 

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 35 bottles owned
    • 5 collectors