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2016 Domaine de la Pousse d’Or Volnay ‘Clos D’Audignac’ 1er Cru

Original price was: $240.00.Current price is: $210.00.
  • Producer
    Domaine de la Pousse d'Or
  • Vintage
  • Grape Variety
    Pinot Noir
  • Region
  • Sub Region
  • Size

Domaine de la Pousse d’Or has for decades been the collector’s choice for expressive and memorable wines from Burgundy’s most hallowed terroirs.

This historic estate is one of the Burgundian elite, in a similar realm of such exclusive wineries like Romanée-Conti and Comte de Vogüé, with its strict selection and seamless winemaking.

The history of Pousse d’Or in Volnay underscores its influence throughout the ages. In 1855, the winery was part of a larger domaine that included such names as Romanée-Conti and Clos de Tart. Originally called La Bousse d’Or (Bousse, in old French, means earth; thus, “golden earth”), the domaine changed owners a number of times until legend Gérard Potel took the reins.

It was Potel that put the estate’s wines on the map, with the elegant, refined style that Pousse d’Or is still known for today. In 1997, Patrick Landanger purchased the winery and its vineyards. In the mid-2000s, Landanger added an impressive collection of Côte de Nuits vineyards (from Domaine Moine-Hudelot) to his portfolio.

Tasting Notes

91 Points Allen Meadows
A northeast facing vineyard that rarely gets the same degree of sunlight as the other Volnay 1ers in the portfolio and thus it can often be more Pommard than Volnay in character. A pungent nose of reduction, wood toast and menthol overshadows the underlying fruit today. Otherwise there is a lovely texture to the more muscular if less refined middle weight flavors that also possess solid minerality and density while exhibiting the same touch of finishing dryness that, are in the same fashion as the En Caillerets.

2016 Domaine de la Pousse d’Or Volnay ‘Clos D’Audignac’ 1er Cru