Colour: Deep ruby
Nose: Intense bouquet of dark fruit and raisins, with some spicy and oaky notes
Palate: Rich and complex flavours of raspberry, strawberry, cherry and chocolate on the palate, and the tannins of pommard came near the finish
Grape Varieties: 100% Pinot Noir
Aging: 20 months in oak barrels. 50 % new oak.
Awards: 91-93pts Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
History of Domaine Jean-Marc Bouley
Domaine Jean-Marc Bouley is a wine producer based in the village of Volnay, in the Côte de Beaune subregion of Burgundy’s Côte d’Or heartland. The estate produces a range of labels predominantly based on the local mainstay, Pinot Noir, but a number of other wines from neighboring appellations, as well as other grapes (Chardonnay and Aligoté), are also made.
The Bouley’s can trace their Burgundian winegrowing roots back to the 14th Century and the modern domaine is partly composed of holdings passed down via François Bouley and son Christian Bouley (Jean-Marc Bouley’s father). Although Jean-Marc Bouley established his eponymous domaine in 1974, some of these family holdings came under his control ten years later.
The estate now covers over eight hectares (21 acres) with vines predominantly in and around Volnay. Holdings include the premier cru Carelles, Les Caillerets, Clos-des-Chênes and En Lormeau as well as Les Reversées in Beaune and Pommard’s Frémiets and Rugiens. Village-level Volnay is also produced from plots including a holding in the Clos de la Cave immediately above the village.
Since 2012, the domaine and its winemaking has been in the hands of Jean-Marc’s son Thomas.