Full red-ruby. Intriguing aromas of menthol, pepper, brown spices and exotic flowers. Then suave and fine-grained in the mouth, with lovely purity to the youthfully imploded black cherry fruit. A step up from the Caillerets in finesse of texture. Finishes firm and long but not at all dry, with bright, integrated acidity. Very successful wine.
With notes of brown sugar and soft, sweeet, earthy ingredients, the palate has that core of orange-like acidity and very fine tannins. The wine is light, but silky and has a complex perfume with touches of game and meaty qualities in amongst the sweet cherry fruit.
Domaine de la Pousse d’Or has for decades been the collector’s choice for expressive and memorable wines from Burgundy’s most hallowed terroirs. This historic estate is one of the Burgundian elite, in a similar realm of such exclusive wineries like Romanée-Conti and Comte de Vogüé, with its strict selection and seamless winemaking.
The history of Pousse d’Or in Volnay underscores its influence throughout the ages. In 1855, the winery was part of a larger domaine that included such names as Romanée-Conti and Clos de Tart. Originally called La Bousse d’Or (Bousse, in old French, means earth; thus, “golden earth”), the domaine changed owners a number of times until legend Gérard Potel took the reins.
It was Potel that put the estate’s wines on the map, with the elegant, refined style that Pousse d’Or is still known for today. In 1997, Patrick Landanger purchased the winery and its vineyards. In the mid-2000s, Landanger added an impressive collection of Côte de Nuits vineyards to his portfolio.