The Bouley family can trace their winemaking lineage back to the early 14th century and Jean-Marc took over the family domaine in 1985 after the death of his father. Today the estate spans 12 hectares in Volnay, Pommard and Beaune. Since 2006 winemaking is carried out by his son Thomas, who returned to France after vintages in Oregon and Felton Road in New Zealand. These are wines that bridge the gap between traditional Burgundy & the New World, showing superb transparency of terroir, superb purity and fruit density throughout their length. Considered by many to be one of the rising stars of the Côtede- Beaune.
Unfurling in the glass with aromas of sweet wild berries, plums, raw cocoa and sweet spices, Bouley’s 2020 Volnay Village is medium to full-bodied, supple and seamless, with an ample core of rich but vibrant fruit and a harmonious, complete profile, concluding with a saline finish. As usual, this cuvée unites the rich, clay soils of lieux-dits Poisots, Famines and Cros Martin with the thinner, whiter soils of Ez Blanches above the Clos de Chênes, delivering a complementary blend. Date: Feb 2023; Drink: 2025-2045; Rating: 91 Points; William Kelley; Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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