Source: October 2020 Week 2, Wine Advocate; Issue Date: 15th Oct 2020 (RP-93+)
The 2018 Volnay 1er Cru Les Caillerets Ancienne Cuvee Carnot is showing beautifully from bottle, unwinding in the glass with aromas of cassis, black plums, sweet soil tones and subtle spices. Medium to full-bodied, deep and concentrated, it’s one of the more tightly wound wines in the range, with powdery structuring tannins, lively acids and a long, penetrating finish.
Drink Date: 2025 – 2050
Source: jamessuckling.com. Issue Date: Thursday, November 5, 2020 (JS-93)
Blueberry, plum and flower aromas with some new leather. It’s full-bodied with lots of fruit and density. Flavorful and stylish at the finish. A little tight now. Try after 2022.
T A S T I N G
TASTING NOTE: Exquisite fruit and spice aromas on the nose. On the palate, perfect harmony between structure and elegance: rich, complex and voluptuous. Very good ageing potential.
FOOD/WINE PAIRING: Lamb, duck, light game.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: Between 17?C to 18?C
AGEING POTENTIAL: 7 to 10 years and more
K N O W – H O W
HARVEST: manual, in small cases of 13 kg. Careful manual sorting of each grape.
VINIFICATION: Following total or partial destemming on the vintage, fermentation in small containers, gentle pressing ensure optimal vinification. Depending on the profile of the vintage, vatting lasts 15 to 20 days.
MATURING: 12 to 14 months in French oak, with 30 to 40% new oak.
AGEING: The cellars of the Bastions of the ancient Chateau de Beaune offer natural ambient conditions that are perfectly adapted to ageing the Premiers Crus.
V I N E Y A R D
GRAPE VARIETY: Pinot Noir
SOIL OF THE APPELATION: Thin layers of limestone and clay on a cracked rocky table-land
TOTAL SURFACE OF THE APPELATION IN PRODUCTION:14.33 hectares
DOMAIN SURFACE IN PRODUCTION: 3.76 hectares