The Cauvard family is one of the oldest in the Côte de Beaune sub region of Burgundy, tracing their ancestors back to Simon Gagnerot who purchased the family’s first vineyards there in 1681. The Cauvards now own nearly 45 acres that stretch over the Côte de Beaune, continuing the family tradition of growing exclusively Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from some of the region’s best vineyards. In 2007, Henri and Jacqueline were joined by their son Julien who currently oversees the marketing and sales and assists with wine making for Domain Cauvard.
Volnay, admired for its delicacy and sappy style. Always been thought of as the most feminine of Bourgogne wines. Though there are vigorous and muscular versions, it truly does stand out among the red wines of the Côte de Beaune. The colour varies from bright ruby to a light garnet.
Aromas are of violet, gooseberry, cherry, and spices. Gamey notes and cooked prune. It has an immediate appeal which, added to a slight natural precocity, means it can be fully open while still relatively young. Fresh, the finish is warm.