En Primeur | Volnay

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, but there are some excellent Premier Cru examples including Volnay Les Champans and Volnay Les Caillerets.

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Vintage  

Size Qty Price Price (Inc VAT) Stat

 
2019

Volnay 1er Cru Les Caillerets Jean-Marc Bouley

6x75cl 1 £450.00 LIMITED

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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, December 2020

    Thomas says Caillerets is to Volnay what Les Amoureuses is to Chambolle Musigny: a Grand Cru in all but name. He destalked all the fruit in 2019 to allow the pure fruit flavours of this fine vineyard to fully express themselves. Beautifully bright with red berry fruits, this is fresh and vibrant, with a touch of mineral drive. Great length.

2019

Volnay 1er Cru Les Mitans Benjamin Leroux

6x75cl 4 £288.00 LIMITED

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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, December 2020

    Mitans derives from the old French for middle or centre and this cru lies at the foot of the slope just beneath the village proper in the heart of the appellation. The soil here is fine clay, and the wine is often less tannic than some others from Volnay. Always a standout wine in Ben’s cellar, this is a gorgeous cuvée with an impression of sloe and damson. Silky, generous and deliciously refined on the finish.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, December 2020,
    Score: 90-92

    The 2019 Volnay Les Mitans 1er Cru has an elegant bouquet of red cherries, crushed strawberry and light crushed rock aromas that become more floral with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with fine definition, the tiny proportion of whole bunch imparting a soupçon of pepperiness toward the finish. Very fine. 2023-2038

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, October 2020,
    Score: 17

    Just racked to tank. Very transparent crimson. Great delicacy. Real undertow of interest. Broad and sweet with some undergrowth notes underneath. Drink 2025-2038

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