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