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Bouchard Pere et Fils Volnay "Caillerets Ancienne Cuvee Carnot" Premier Cru 2005

Winemaker's Notes:

"Good deep ruby-red. Lovely verve and lift to the aromas of black cherry, violet and licorice. Densely packed and aristocratic, with a suave shape to its concentrated dark cherry, cassis and spice flavors. This has an exhilarating sugar/acid balance. Builds impressively toward the back, finishing fresh and intense, with the black fruits accented and intensified by a minty nuance." Steve Tanzer, International Wine Cellar

Bouchard Père et Fils:
Contrary to many wine growing regions, one of the particularities of Burgundy is the complete lack of the mixing of different grape varieties. There are two main varieties in Burgundy : Pinot Noir for the red wines; Chardonnay for the white wines. The reputation of the Grands Vins fins de Bourgogne is based on two varieties alone : Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. As early as 1866, Dr Jules Guyot i... Read more
Contrary to many wine growing regions, one of the particularities of Burgundy is the complete lack of the mixing of different grape varieties. There are two main varieties in Burgundy : Pinot Noir for the red wines; Chardonnay for the white wines. The reputation of the Grands Vins fins de Bourgogne is based on two varieties alone : Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. As early as 1866, Dr Jules Guyot in his book on viticulture of the centre north of France, wrote that: " the essence of the fine wines of the Côte d'Or, is the grape variety, the Pineau Noir or Noirien for the red wines; the Pineau Blanc or Chardenet for the white wines ". Read less

"Good deep ruby-red. Lovely verve and lift to the aromas of black cherry, violet and licorice. Densely packed and aristocratic, with a suave shape to its concentrated dark cherry, cassis and spice flavors. This has an exhilarating sugar/acid balance. Builds impressively toward the back, finishing fresh and intense, with the black fruits accented and intensified by a minty nuance." Steve Tanzer, International Wine Cellar

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