- Domaine Jean-Marc Bouley
- Pinot Noir
- 2023 - 2036
- Case size
- Available Now
Goedhuis, January 2019
Thomas says Caillerets is to Volnay what Les Amoureuses is to Chambolle Musigny, grand cru in all but name. A wine of wonderful brightness and purity, this has intense cranberry and pomegranate flavours. The tannins sit comfortably underneath the fruit and there is a lovely composure throughout the palate. Very good indeed.
Neal Martin, January 2019,
The 2017 Volnay Les Caillerets 1er Cru is 100% de-stemmed since Thomas Bouley does not see this as a parcel of young vines that benefit from stem addition. He also sees this vineyard improving as the vines gain age. It has a crisp, backward bouquet with undergrowth and chalk suffusing the black fruit - quite transparent and detailed. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, very well balanced and rather Pommard-like, slightly chalky with a racy, slightly lively finish that leaves the tongue tingling. 2021 - 2038
Domaine Jean-Marc Bouley
We are delighted to introduce the wines of Thomas Bouley in 2015, joining our selection of great Volnay domaines. Those customers who bought Burgundy en primeur in the early days of Goedhuis Co may have a sense of déjà vu! Johnny first bought from Thomas’s father Jean-Marc in the 1980s. After a few years’ sabbatical it is wonderful to be reacquainted with this prestigious domaine whose wines we consider very special indeed. Much has happened in the intervening years. Son Thomas now makes the wines and is one of the Côte de Beaune’s most dedicated growers, with an unstoppable energy and enthusiasm. They have also just completed one of the area’s most sophisticated new wineries right in the heart of Volnay. This investment will ensure that the already high quality of the domaine will only ascend. This is a great estate making wines which truly reflect Volnay and Pommard.
A red wine appellation only, wines from Volnay might be considered the most revered of southern Burgundy. They have been celebrated since the 18th century for their delicacy. But they are not fruit forward like those of Beaune or Chorey Lès Beaune nor have the brooding structure of Pommard.Instead, they have superb linearity, focus and poise while sheathed in velvety tannin. This slightly reticent personality comes out even more with a bit of age, though some can be approached very young. There are no grand cru vineyards in Volnay, but there are some excellent premier cru examples including Volnay Les Champans and Volnay Les Caillerets. Chardonnay grown in the shared Santenots vineyard must be labelled as Meursault.