2011 Volnay, Clos des Chênes, 1er Cru, Bouchard Père et Fils

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Showing a very pure Volnay nose, this is the parallel style to Monthélie. With greater density, lovely brisk raspberry notes and no invasive tannins in the way, it has a graceful finish. Jasper Morris MW, Berrys' Burgundy Director Bouchard picked from 29th August to 10th September in 2011 and Philippe Prost, his head winemaker, thinks that there is a clear stylistic difference in 2011 between the up slope wines which are in a modern, fruit forward style, and the denser, more structured lower slope bottlings. Either way, the key was to avoid green tannins and to limit new oak: 20-25% for lesser