Sunday, July 5, 2015

La POUSSE D'OR -- 2012 Côte de Nuits wines tasted prior to bottling in November 2013 (Volnay)

Harvesting at the estate began on 22 September (which, I believe was on the Côte de Beaune; I do not have a Côte de Nuits date). Malolactic fermentations were a bit later than usual, beginning in May and June and finishing over the summer (a few of the wines I tasted in early November still had not fully finished). As usual, no whole cluster fermentation here. Quantity in 2012 is a little more than in 2011. Premiers crus see about 30% new oak, 30% 1-year barrels, and 30% 2-year barrels. Grands crus see about 40-45% new oak. (Continue reading here.)