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Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2018, Domaine Voillot

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Jean Pierre Charlot, son-in-law of the founder Joseph Voillot. has now passed on the running of the family domaine to his nephew, Etienne Chaix. This exceptional domaine’s future is now secure. The domaine consists of 9ha of vineyards, including some prized sites in several 1er Crus. The grapes are partially destemmed and the wines matured in oak barrels (15-20% new) for 14-16 months. Without doubt one of the finest domaines in Volnay, these wines are never heavy or over extracted. They offer the fragrance, charm and beauty so typical of Volnay. “I am very satisfied with this vintage!” said Etienne Chaix with a mischievous grin. A true master of the understatement!
Type:
Vintage:
2018
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100% Pinot Noir
Genre:
Style:
N/A
ABV:
0%
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Côte de Beaune
Sub Sub Region:
Volnay
Body:
Elegant, refined and supple
Drinking Window:
Drink 2020+
Closure Type:
Cork
£28.50
 

Domaine Joseph Voillot

This domaine has been producing wine now for five generations, but it is since the present owner, Jean Pierre Charlot, son-in-law of Joseph Voillot, took control that it has moved into the league of serious wine producers. The domaine consists of 10ha of vineyards, with holdings in the top vineyards of both Volnay and Pommard, including some prized sites in several 1er Crus. The grapes are partially destemmed and the wines matured in oak barrels (20-35% new) for 12-18 months.

Tasting Notes

Produced from 4 plots, covering approximately 2 hectares, the vineyards are situated on the lower slopes in the village of Volnay. The vines average 38 years old, planted in the lieux-dits of Longbois, Luret, Petits Prés and Grandes Terres. There is no new oak used in the vinification of this wine, with barrels between one to 4 years old used. Intensely rich and jammy on the nose, the palate is delicious, succulent and fruit packed. The texture is so velvety and there is an amazing purity, with oozing cassis and soft silky tannins.

Food Matches

A delicious accompaniement to turkey and chicken dishes.