- Domaine Joseph Voillot
- Pinot Noir
- 2019 - 2027
- Case size
- Available Now
Goedhuis, January 2015
The most classical of all the Volnay wines, balancing a velvet silky refinement with a lovely richness of fruit. Thisis delicious, with broad mouth coating flavours, ripe and concentrated with a very good length.
Neal Martin, December 2014,
Due to be bottled the following week, the 2013 Volnay 1er Cru les Champans has a flattering bouquet of redcurrant, cranberry and pomegranate fruit interlaced with undergrowth aromas that lend it a slightly rustic feel. The palate is medium-bodied with red cherries, orange rind and a hint of marmalade. It needs just a little more harmony on the finish but that should come with bottle age. The persistence at the moment is very promising…I can still feel this a minute after the wine has departed. Drink: 2017 - 2030
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.