Domaine Buffet – Volnay Carelle Premier Cru
Velvety mouth feel with firm acidity and cherry stones on the finish.
At a Glance
1800 bottles produced from less than a hectare plot with its own name – Carelle sous la Chapelle. With a high content of brown limestone here, the wines are well-rounded with a pronounced bouquet. The tannins are fine which provides backbone when young and strong potential for ageing. Serve with roasted meat, poultry, and a wide variety of cheeses.
Respect for the environment is paramount to Domaine Buffet. No herbicides nor anti-rot products are used on the vines and the general approach is close to biodynamic.
Hand-harvesting and careful sorting ensure the quality of the grapes used in the wines. De-stemming is carried out according to each year’s weather and results. Oak ageing for 18 months; 20% in new barrels.
The region – Volnay, Burgundy
Located along Burgundy’s famed Côte d’Or (Gold Coast), Volnay is perched on a hillside with a South-East orientation. Farmed for centuries, the wines here are often considered to be the most “feminine” or delicate in all of Burgundy.