75cl * Sustainable * 13% ABV * Burgundy, France
Domaine Bouley is run by Pierrick (and his parents Pascal and Reyane), set across from the church in the centre of the village of Volnay. Whilst there are a number of Bouleys in Volnay, the wines from this branch of the family are lesser-known and provide excellent value. They are also known to travel widely around France, tasting other vignerons' wines, and are extremely hospitable themselves, hosting various friends and colleagues. These wines are classically-styled, but with a contemporary touch: some are aged in barrel, but with little new oak in order to bring out the fruit purity and maximise early drinking potential. This is everything you'd expect from good Volnay: elegant, with silky tannins and concentrated berry fruit. This not brooding or dark or dense, but light and attractive Pinot Noir that truly reflects its terroir.