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Volnay "Les Caillerets"

Premier Cru

The commune of Volnay lies roughly at the midpoint of the Côte de Beaune, bordered by Pommard to the northeast, Monthélie to the West and Meursault to the south. Its vineyards cover 517 acres on a southeasterly-exposed slope; 284 of these are occupied by 26 premiers crus stretching across the mid-slope from Pommard to Meursault, and 243 are in village level vineyards flanking the premiers crus at the crest and the foot of the slope. Volnay is the only commune of the Côte d’Or whose village lies above, rather than below, its vineyards.  The 35 acre Caillerets vineyard can produce some of the most beautiful Volnays.

At the top of the hill, not far from Volnay, Mounir thinks "Les Caillerets" has the best terroir in the Côte de Beaune.  It has beautiful limestone soils, and has a little bit of everything - a little wind, a little sand, and a little water.  As a result it produces perfectly balanced, harmonious wines.

   
Volnay "Les Caillerets" label