Volnay - Les Caillerets 2008 - 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.


A year of all the dangers! A summer period in name only, as it was cold and damp through the months of June, July and August. Cryptogamic diseases were stalking us and would finish by getting the better of certain of our parcels. Bio-dynamic growing demands at such moments a lot of anticipation and effort. We were to prise these teachings from our errors and it was thus that we were to succeed in overcoming climatic problems in 2011. The wines tend towards freshness, very intense in aromatic terms and delicious in their youth. The Grands Crus show themselves to be very long and complex. The whites are majestic and, as everyone knows, Chardonnay likes freshness and emphasizes terroir in such years. The crop was very small in yield, hardly 50% of a normal year.

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