- Domaine Joseph Voillot
- Pinot Noir
- 2015 - 2026
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Goedhuis, August 2016
Considered by the elder statesman in the village as Volnay’s most classic 1er Cru, it is the very epitome of the appellation. As one would expect for a wine of this stature it was a little backward in its youth, but with 5 years in the cellar has hit its stride. A full, concentrated style, with a central line of minerality. There are structured tannins on the finish, giving a feeling of power and depth.
Goedhuis, December 2012
A more structured wine than the Caillerets with its dark berry fruit characters, this contains an appealing balance between ripeness of fruit and a firm weighted texture. This will certainly benefit from ageing, but has lots of class.
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 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.