Friday, February 3, 2017

Domaine Réyane et Pascal BOULEY (Volnay) -- 2015 Tasted from Barrel

Not having the hails that affected quantity in 2012-2013-2014, one would have hoped that 2015 gave more wine here, but that was not the case. The small berries meant that 2015 is only 30% the size of a normal vintage here. There is excellent quality, though, so these are wines to act on, should you come across them.

Harvesting took place between 3 and 8 September. For most of the wines, the malolactic fermentations were rapid, finishing in November and December. The Champans was made with 20% whole clusters, the rest of the wines are entirely from destemmed fruit. There was no acidification. (Continue reading here.)