Volnay - Les Caillerets 2006 - Wine

Les Caillerets
Les Caillerets


Appellation: VOLNAY Premier Cru Les Caillerets Grape variety: Pinot Noir Colour: Red Surface area: 0.40 hectare Age of vines: 25 years Exposure and elevation: South-east, upper slope


Les Caillerets are small stones in the vineyard that are very useful for draining the soil and reflecting light. Pinot Noir is particularly happy in this clay-limestone soil with very calcareous sub-soils.


This wine offers a very nice velvety aspect, as well as substance. The tannins are tight when young, particularly on the finish. It deserves to be forgotten about in the cellar for 5 to 10 years.


Here was a vintage with very good maturity and lovely balance. The grape skins were fine and so would be the wines. Structure was forgotten in favour of softness and the wines let themselves be appreciated from their earliest age. Of moderate colour, the fruit explodes on the palate while tertiary aromas start to be noticed. They are delicious to drink now, both reds and whites. The Pernands Ile des Vergelesses and Cortons can however be kept for another 3 to 5 years.

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