Domaine Poulleau is a lovely 7.3 hectare domaine located in Volnay. The domaine was created by Michel Poulleau in 1950 and today is diligently managed by Michel’s son Thierry Poulleau and his wife Florence; 1983 was Thierry’s first vintage. The domaine has ownership in 7 appellations and produces 93% red wines mostly in Volnay but include Bourgogne, Beaune, Chorey, Aloxe & Corton Charlemagne. These grapes are 100% hand harvested with a severe triage before fermentation and represent classic terroir and fruit focused wines. Thierry is very judicious with his use of oak, always respecting the individuality of the parcel’s terroir.
Total Domaine Size: 7.3 Hectares
Soil: clay, limestone (calcaire)
Grapes: Pinot Noir
Tasting Notes: 100% barrel with 25% new oak; Blackberry and earth qualities in the nose with a hint of oak spice; super balance on the palate with a sweet core of dark fruits, savory smoked herbs, mushroom and nice earth complexity, soft texture with slight calcaire flavors; the finish is all about the complex spices and hints of toasty oak.