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Volnay 1er Cru Les Champans 2018, Domaine Voillot 6 x 75cl

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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!
This is an En Primeur wine and special conditions apply.
Type:
Vintage:
2018
Size:
6 x 75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
1
Genres:
Style:
N/A
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Côte de Beaune
Sub Sub Region:
Pommard
Body:
Elegant, refined and supple
Drinking Window:
Drink 2024+
£250.00
 

Domaine Joseph Voillot

Jean-Pierre Charlot took over from his father in-law, Joseph Voillot, as the winemaker at Domaine Joseph Voillot in 1995. The estate had an excellent reputation for long aging, firm wines, but they could take many years to mature. Having taught at the Lycee Viticvole for many years, Jean-Pierre brought a more modern approach of the winemaking to the domaine, including complete destemming of the grapes. The wines released by Voillot today are still excellent, but more approachable when young. In addition to being a skilled vigneron, Jean-Pierre is one of Burgundy’s most generous characters. A visit to this domaine is likely to include the opening of an old, dusty bottle and possibly a lengthy meal. Fun loving and charismatic, Jean-Pierre Charlot is a skilled grower whose wines reflect his larger than life personality.

Tasting Notes

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!