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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:
100%
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

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

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!