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.
This is a brooding wine from Voillot’s largest holding of 1er cru (1.7ha), situated on heavier clay soils that give the wine more depth and intensity, almost in the mould of Pommard.Aged in 10% new oak, it is packed with concentrated fruit, with notes of cassis and liquorice. It is intense and powerful with a voluptuous palate and moreishly long on the finish. There was a healthy debate as which was the better of the two 1er crus – the result was a score draw!