Bouchard Volnay Les Caillerets Cuvee Carnot

Bouchard Père et Fils Premier Cru Volnay Caillerets “Ancienne Cuvée Carnot” Rouge


  • The 9.29 acres of this exceptional Premier Cru have a particular meaning for Bouchard Père & Fils, since it was the first vineyard bought by the House in 1775.
  • The Volnay appellation is the very example of finesse, elegance and gracefulness.
  • The Carnot family who owned the land is still mentioned on the bottles “Ancienne Cuvée Carnot.”

Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir

Elaboration: The harvest is done by hand. Careful manual sorting of each grape. Following total or partial destemming, fermentation in small containers, gentle pressing to ensure optimal vinification. Depending on the profile of the vintage, vatting lasts 15 to 20 days. The wine is then aged 12 to 14 months in French oak, with 30 to 40% new oak.

Tasting Notes: Exquisite fruit and spice aromas on the nose. On the palate, perfect harmony between structure and elegance: rich, complex and voluptuous.


2013 – 90 Wine Spectator | 91 Wine Advocate

2014 – 92 Wine Advocate

2015 – 92-94 Wine Advocate | 93 Vinous | 95 Wine Spectator

2016 – 93 Wine Advocate | 94 Wine Spectator

2017 – 91 Wine & Spirits | 92 Wine Advocate | 95 Wine Spectator

2018 – 93 Wine Spectator | 93+ Wine Advocate | 90-92 Vinous

2019 – 95 James Suckling | 93+ Wine Advocate | 93 Wine Spectator | 90-92 Vinous

2020 – (92-94) Wine Advocate | 93 Wine Spectator | 91 James Suckling | 90-92 Vinous

2021 – 92-94 Wine Advocate | 91-93 Vinous


Founded in 1731, Maison Bouchard Père & Fils is one of Burgundy’s oldest wine merchant houses. Over the centuries, the House has been devoted to acquiring highly renowned parcels, in order to build a prestigious domaine: 130 hectares of Crus. The famed vineyards include: Beaune Grèves Vigne de L’Enfant Jésus, Chevalier-Montrachet, Montrachet, Corton, Corton-Charlemagne, Bonnes-Mares and Clos Vougeot to name a few. In 1995 this exceptional collection was purchased by Joseph Henriot, and is today part of Maisons & Domaines Henriot. Maison Bouchard Père & Fils has invested in the vine to bottle, the process is handled with meticulous care, to ensure the most faithful expression of each terroir. Installed since the beginning of the 19th century on the site of the ancient Châteaude Beaune, Maison Bouchard Père & Fils uses the underground galleries and bastions of this fortress built by LuisXI, 10 meters below ground, for the slow maturing of its wines under optimal conditions. Millions of bottles, including a rare collection of pre-phylloxera wines rest in the cellars today protected by 7 meter thick walls.

PRINT Review SHELF TALKER (2013 – 91 Wine Advocate)
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