The Pousse d’Or domaine at Volnay was established in 1954. Its vineyards are anything but ordinary, consisting as they do mainly of premier and grand crus in the villages of Morey-Saint-Denis, Chambolle-Musigny, Corton, Pommard, Volnay, Puligny-Montrachet and Santenay. The domaine’s 18 hectares yield 90,000 bottles annually and are managed in a spirit of respect for terroir.
Le Domaine de la Pousse d’Or can be traced back to the Dukes of Burgundy and the year 1100. Since 1997, its new owner Patrick Landanger has invested considerable resources both in the vineyards themselves and in the arrangements for vinification and elevage.
An airy, cool and admirably pure nose offers up notes of exotic tea, spice, earth and layered red berry fruit aromas. The appealingly textured medium weight flavors are notably finer thanks to the fine-grained tannins that shape the utterly delicious finish that is underpinned by vibrant but not drying acidity. This is lovely and should amply reward 8 to 10 years of cellaring. Score: 91 Points; Tasted: April 2015; Drink: 2021+; Issue: 58; Outstanding; Allen Meadows; Burghound
The 2013 Volnay 1er Cru Clos de la Bousse d’Or has a fragrant and more floral bouquet than the Caillerets at this early stage, nicely defined with blackcurrants and wild strawberry. The palate is medium-bodied, the fruit spectrum here more red with strawberry and raspberry notes, a dash of white pepper and a fine lattice of tannins on the refined finish. This is a lovely Volnay in the making: very pure and sensual. Rating 91-93 Points; Drink: 2017-2033; Date: Dec 2014; Neil Martin - eRobertParker.com #216
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