- Domaine Joseph Voillot
- Pinot Noir
- 2019 - 2030
- Case size
- Available Now
Goedhuis, January 2011
Often Rugiens is a bit more buxom than the Pézerolles and this looks to be true again in 2009. Lavishand round, this is power in a bottle yet with lots of glorious curves. All this gives it a slightly more feminine feel than the Pezerolles which might also make it slightly earlier drinking.
Burghound, May 2011,
An elegant and expressive nose of picture perfect red pinot and stone aromas merges seamlessly into detailed, pure, intense and harmonious flavors that also exude a fine minerality on the impeccably well-balanced and strikingly persistent finish. Textbook Rugiens built for the long haul even though the copious sap will allow this to be enjoyed young if desired. Drink 2024+
Jancis Robinson, January 2011,
Light crimson. Quite interesting and meat-and-two-vegy. Jagged end but quite rewarding. Starts to make a bit of sense now.
Tim Atkin, February 2011,
This Volnay-based domaine makes lovely Pommards, too. This is a little closed rightnow, but has real presence and depth with sweet, plump dark fruits and wellintegratedoak.
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.
A long popular appellation, Pommard is yet another exclusive red wine area which produces by far the most structured reds of the Côte de Beaune. It extracts rich body and long ageing potential from the limestone/iron-rich clay soil. Some examples can be markedly rustic, yet as time has passed and winemaking know-how has improved, Pommard's wines are becoming softer and more approachable when young. Its vines cover 317 hectares of which over a third are premier cru vineyards. Several have pronounced following and even one, Les Rugiens, is being pushed to become a grand cru.