Domaine Buffet – Volnay Carelle Premier Cru

Buffet volnay carelle

Tasting note

Velvety mouth feel with firm acidity and cherry stones on the finish.

Grapes
Pinot Noir

Flavour
Delicate  Intense

Sweetness
Dry Sweet

Body
Light Robust

Tannin
None Intense

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.

Winemaking

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.