TECHNICAL INFORMATION

PULIGNY-MONTRACHET

CLOS LE CAILLERET 1ER CRU
Appellation: Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru
Varietal: Chardonnay
Technical sheet

91-93 pts BH - Clos le Cailleret 2017

91-93 pts BH - Clos le Cailleret 2015

94 pts BH - Clos le Cailleret 2014

94 pts W&S - Clos le Cailleret 2014

SANTENAY CLOS TAVANNES 1ER CRU
Appellation: Santenay 1er Cru
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Technical sheet
89-91 pts BH - Clos Tavannes 2017

89-91 pts BH - Clos Tavannes 2015
88-90 pts Vinous - Clos Tavannes 2015
92 pts Tim Atkin MW - Clos Tavannes 2014
(no tasting note)
89 pts BH - Clos Tavannes 2014
88-90 pts WA - Clos Tavannes 2013

VOLNAY EN CAILLERETS 1ER CRU
Appellation: Volnay 1er Cru
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Technical sheet

90-92 pts BH - En Caillerets 2015

91-93 pts Vinous - En Caillerets 2015

91 pts Tim Atkin MW - En Caillerets 2014

(no tasting note)

90 pts BH - En Caillerets 2014

88-90 pts WA - En Caillerets 2012

91 pts BH - En Caillerets 2011

VOLNAY CLOS D'AUDIGNAC

MONOPOLE 1ER CRU

Appellation: Volnay 1er Cru
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Technical sheet

91-93 pts Vinous - Clos d'Audignac 2017

90-92 pts BH - Clos d'Audignac 2015

90-92 pts Vinous - Clos d'Audignac 2015

92 pts Tim Atkin MW - Clos d'Audignac 2014 (no tasting note)

89-92 pts Vinous - Clos d'Audignac 2014

91 pts BH - Clos d'Audignac 2014

89-92 pts WA - Clos d'Audignac 2014

90-92 pts WA - Clos d'Audignac 2013

89-91 pts WA - Clos d'Audignac 2012

CHAMBOLLE-MUSIGNY VILLAGES
Appellation: Chambolle-Musigny
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Technical sheet

89-91 pts BH - Chambolle-Musigny 2017

87-90 pts BH - Chambolle-Musigny 2015

92 pts Tim Atkin MW - Chambolle-Musigny

2014 (no tasting note)

89 pts BH - Chambolle-Musigny 2014

CHAMBOLLE-MUSIGNY

LES AMOUREUSES 1ER CRU
Appellation: Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Technical sheet

91-94 pts BH Les Amoureuses 2017

91-93 pts Vinous Les Amoureuses 2017

91-93 pts Vinous Les Amoureuses 2016

92-94 pts WA - Les Amoureuses 2015
92-94 pts BH - Les Amoureuses 2015
92-94 pts Vinous - Les Amoureuses 2015
94 pts BH - Les Amoureuses 2014
92-94 pts WA - Les Amoureuses 2014
93 pts Tim Atkin MW - Les Amoureuses 2014 (no tasting note)
91-93 pts Vinous - Les Amoureuses 2014
94-96 pts WA - Les Amoureuses 2013
94 pts WA - Les Amoureuses 2012
93 pts BH - Les Amoureuses 2011

GENERAL INFORMATION
 

 

Producer: Patrick Landanger

Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Founded: 1954 (Domaine was established) / 1997 Patrick Landanger
Annual Production (of all wines): 90,000 bottles
Farming: Biodynamic, Organic, Sustainable
Websitewww.lapoussedor.fr

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French wine Magazine Bourgogne Aujourd'hui has named Pousse d'Or as its producer of the year!

 

Domaine de la Pousse d’Or – Nine Centuries in Volnay


Arguably the finest and most prestigious Burgundy house in Volnay, Domaine de la Pousse d’Or has now been in existence since the 1100s, when the Duchy of Burgundy held all the titles in the land. It was originally called Bousse d’Or or ‘Golden Earth’ in middle French (the name is commemorated in their flagship wine Clos de la Bousse d’Or,) but over time the word evolved to its current iteration. By the 19th century it had become part of a larger domaine which also encompassed other reputable properties as Romanée-Conti and Clos de Tart. But without proper maintenance and over time the domain fell into disrepair, a shame considering the potential for such regal winemaking it possesses.


It was eventually Gérard Potel who resurrected Domaine de la Pousse d’Or to its glory. In 1964 Potel acquired the domaine through a marriage to the then owner’s neice. He unified the two properties in Volnay into one 17-hectare nucleus, where Pousse d’Or is headquartered today. With his untimely death in 1997 the domaine passed into the hands of the current winemaker, Patrick Landanger. Landanger decided to pass on bottling his first two vintages (1997 & 1998) and devoted himself to land acquisition. To the parcels in Volnay he added a 20-hectare slice of Corton Bressandes and 3 hectares of Grand Cru Corton Clos du Roi. In 2004 he added 28 hectares of Puligny Montrachet Les Caillerets, followed by parcels of Chambolle Musigny (Bonne Mares, Amoureuses, Feusselottes, and Groseilles) and finally 12 hectares of Clos de la Roche. His first vintage for his Cote de Nuits wines was 2009. 


Diligent green harvest and selection leads to very low yields. Mechanical sorting precedes manual sorting, and then the grapes are destemmed. Some biodynamic practices. All wines are unfined and unfiltered. Pousse d’Or has three 1er cru monopoles in Volnay: Clos de la Bousse d’Or, Clos d’Audignac, and Clos des Soixante Ouvrées. They also make a 1er Cru Santenay Clos des Tavannes (a 2 ha parcel on the Chassagne border,) 1er cru Pommard (Les Jarolllières) and two grand cru Cortons.


Wine sees a week of cold soak then three weeks maceration. Then the wines go into 30% new oak and are bottled 15-18 months later depending on the vintage. 

 

 

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