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Henri Boillot - Volnay 1er Cru "Les Caillerets" 2017

Henri Boillot - Volnay 1er Cru "Les Caillerets" 2017

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The "Les Caillerets" is a pretty, delicate and very complex wine.

In his generation, Henri Boillot has dramatically increased the quality of his Domaine wines and created a boutique négoce listed among the very best of the region. Today, the wines, created by Henri’s talent, display such a high level of detail and complexity that it is fair to say that they are among the very best representatives of Burgundy. The premier cru “Les Caillerets” is located on the site of an old quarry, with plenty of high density limestone. The vineyard is located in the south part of the village of Volnay, below the “Clos des Chênes”.

The bouquet sets the tone with plenty of delicate flavours, opening up on subtle spice notes, black cherry, blackcurrant and a very pleasant touch of wood. The palate is airy and elegant, with great concentration from the mid-palate to a very persistent finish.

It can be paired with charcoaled rib eye, game, roast chicken, roast pork and a large array of cow cheese. It will benefit from one to two years of cellaring and can be kept up until 2027+. 100% Pinot Noir.

"This is simply one of the most amazing wines I’ve had lately and I can’t recommend it enough. Of course, it’s only if some are available because it’s also very scarce. The energy and concentration built on very fine filigree is mind-blowing. Don’t wait a minute."

At Domaine Henri Boillot, the work done in the vineyard is meticulous, following organic practices and aiming to achieve very low yields to naturally concentrate the fruit. The grapes are sorted in the vineyard and harvested by hand. Arriving at the Domaine, the grapes are sorted again and then traditional practices are used to make the wine. However, Henri and his son Guillaume make sure that the must* and then the wine is never overworked. They intervene as little as possible to preserve the essence of the terroir’s** identity.

*Must is the term for freshly pressed juice that for a red wine contains the skins, seeds and stems of the fruit. For a white wine must only refers to the juice.

** Terroir is the specific combination of location, vineyard, climate and people that create a wine. Accordingly, different terroirs produce different wines.

What we say

"This is simply one of the most amazing wines I’ve had lately and I can’t recommend it enough. Of course, it’s only if some are available because it’s also very scarce. The energy and concentration built on very fine filigree is mind-blowing. Don’t wait a minute."

Technical notes

At Domaine Henri Boillot, the work done in the vineyard is meticulous, following organic practices and aiming to achieve very low yields to naturally concentrate the fruit. The grapes are sorted in the vineyard and harvested by hand. Arriving at the Domaine, the grapes are sorted again and then traditional practices are used to make the wine. However, Henri and his son Guillaume make sure that the must* and then the wine is never overworked. They intervene as little as possible to preserve the essence of the terroir’s** identity.

*Must is the term for freshly pressed juice that for a red wine contains the skins, seeds and stems of the fruit. For a white wine must only refers to the juice.

** Terroir is the specific combination of location, vineyard, climate and people that create a wine. Accordingly, different terroirs produce different wines.





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