Bouchard Pere & Fils Volnay Caillerets Ancienne Cuvee Carnot 2005
Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Exquisite fruit and spice aromas. On the palate, perfect harmony between structure and elegance: rich, complex and voluptuous. Very good ageing potential.
"Both sweet fruit and oak highlight this concentrated, firmly structured red. The oak dominates now, especially on the finish, but this has sweet fruit and intensity, along with elegance. The potential shows on the finish."
"Bright, saturated dark red. Rather low-toned aromas of dark raspberry, plum, chocolate, earth, leather, cinnamon and nutty oak, with a hint of minerality. Dense, smoky and deep, with a slightly high-toned character and considerable ripeness to the reticent but rich fruit and earth flavors. This rather full Volnay is very ripe and stuffed with material but a bit mute today, its broad, chewy tannins calling for patience.
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Bouchard Pere & Fils, which was founded in 1731, began to sell wine during the first half of the 18th century. In 1775 the House acquired its first vineyards in Volnay, where the company was based at the time. In 1791 the French revolutionary government sold off property, which had belonged to the monastic orders, but were confiscated during the Revolution. It was at this time that...
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The region of Burgundy is the fairytale land of vines. There are stories of kings, conquerors and commoners recounting the seductive effects of a Burgundian wine. Even now, many wine aficionados and lovers will pinpoint their most memorable wine moment at that first taste of an aged Burgundy. Much of this can be related to the terroir of Burgundy. Centuries of winemaking have...
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Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr)
Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in
the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because
it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal.
Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...
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