Sunday, November 27, 2016

Volnay 1er Cru "Les Aussy" 2014, Bitouzet-Prieur


If you live in Australia and want to cheer yourself up after being white-washed by the England rugby team and by the All Blacks (again and again and again) I heartily recommend this "Aussy" to you. A nose of black cherry with good ripeness. Perfect balance. Red and black berries which complement each other. Some younger vines combined with some planted in the 1950s gives this combination of different fruit styles. Both concentration and vivacity. On the finish a savoury more umami character comes to the fore. Excellent effort from one of the less prestigious Volnay premier cru vineyards. Scores 22-24/30 for a Volnay premier cru. Photo shows our gracious host François Bitouzet explaining the finer details of Volnay terroir.

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