2011 Volnay Vieilles Vignes Joseph Voillot

Volnay Vieilles Vignes Joseph Voillot
Colour
Red
Producer
Domaine Joseph Voillot
Region
Volnay, Red Burgundy
Grape
Pinot Noir
Drinking
2015-2026
Case Size
12x75cl
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2011 Volnay Vieilles Vignes Joseph Voillot
Colour
Red
Producer
Domaine Joseph Voillot
Region
Volnay, Red Burgundy
Grape
Pinot Noir
Drinking
2015-2026
Case Size
12x75cl
Available Now

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Case price

£290.69 (Ex. VAT)

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(3 in stock)

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Tasting Notes

Goedhuis, July 2015, Score: 90

Vibrant red cherry colour. This is full of charm with very rewarding open flavours of red fruits. An easy, approachable style, highlighting the naturally elegant and accessible fruit style for which Volnay is famed. Good and forward and ideal for current drinking.

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Producer

Domaine Joseph Voillot

The Voillots have been winemakers for 5 generations. They produce 17 appellations from 35 parcels in 10 hectares across 4 communes including Pommard and Volnay. Since 1995, Joseph's hearty and jolly son-in-law, Jean-Pierre Charlot, has taken over the domaine. His personality makes it worth the trip alone. Utterly sincere and fantastically funny, we always leave with a smile on our face. Luckily the wines are superb as well - terroir-driven, classically styled and silky - they are hallmarks of top quality Côte de Beaune reds.

Region

Volnay, Red Burgundy

A red wine appellation only, wines from Volnay might be considered the most revered of southern Burgundy. They have been celebrated since the 18th century for their delicacy. But they are not fruit forward like those of Beaune or Chorey Lès Beaune nor have the brooding structure of Pommard.Instead, they have superb linearity, focus and poise while sheathed in velvety tannin. This slightly reticent personality comes out even more with a bit of age, though some can be approached very young. There are no grand cru vineyards in Volnay, but there are some excellent premier cru examples including Volnay Les Champans and Volnay Les Caillerets. Chardonnay grown in the shared Santenots vineyard must be labelled as Meursault.

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