- Domaine Joseph Voillot
- Pinot Noir
- 2016 - 2026
- Case size
Goedhuis, July 2015,
At the top of the slopes in Volnay alongside Clos des Chêne, this is a hugely prestigious 1er Cru. A wine which balances substance with harmony and the sweet wild berry fruits on the finish provide a level of complexity which one seeks from one of the Côte de Beaune's finest sites. Extremely classy.
Goedhuis, December 2012
One of Volnay’s most respected vineyards, its relatively high up position contributes to the overall weight and touch of masculinity that is so often its main characteristic. This fine wine is very reflective of this style and it will age well.
Jancis Robinson, January 2013,
Pale cherry red. Quite light and very fresh. Lots of acidity. Drink 2017-2024
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.