Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Domaine de la Pousse d'Or in Burghound

Allen Meadows has released his barrel scores for the 2017 Côte de Beaune vintage in Burghound, including those for Domaine de la Pousse d'Or, which is based in Volnay. He finds much to like in this vintage, noting the domaine's commitment to low sulfur usage carried on by Benoît Landanger. With banded scores ranging up to 95 points, this is a vintage to watch.

Arguably the finest and most prestigious Burgundy house in Volnay, Domaine de la Pousse d’Or has now been in existence since the 1100s. Most recently, Gérard Potel acquired the Domaine through a marriage to the then-owner’s niece in 1964. He unified what were two properties in Volnay into one 17-hectare nucleus, where Pousse d’Or is headquartered today. With his untimely death in 1997 the Domaine was taken over by current owner Patrick Landanger, who has since passed the reins on to his son, Benoît. Pousse d’Or has recently received its Demeter Biodynamic certification.

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