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Volnay 1er Cru Champans 2016, Domaine Voillot

VOLN305
This is the only appellation that produced more wine in 2016 – 15 barrels as opposed to the normal 14. Whoop whoop!Aged in 25% new oak for 14 months. A much firmer style than Fremiet, with tighter, linear tannins. Dense, brooding with a super concentration.
Type:
Vintage:
2016
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
100% Pinot Noir
Genre:
Style:
N/A
ABV:
0%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Côte de Beaune
Sub Sub Region:
Volnay
Body:
Elegant, refined and supple
Drinking Window:
Drink 2024+
Closure Type:
Cork
£60.00
 

Domaine 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, 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. 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.

Tasting Notes

The bouquet is very pronounced, appealing and fragrant, offering sweet red fruits, basil, mulberry and streaks of cassis. This is such a succulent and attractive Pinot Noir, layered with sweet fruit, oak and spice – the finish is incredibly long with minerality emerging to balance the sweetness and add structure and a degree of tightness.

Food Matches

Try with rack of lamb with Pinot Noir infused honey and rosemary sauce, or herbed lamb chops.