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

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.
6 x 75cl
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Grape Mix:
Sub Region:
Côte de Beaune
Sub Sub Region:
Elegant, refined and supple
Drinking Window:
Drink 2023+

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 1er Cru is situated to the eastern extremities of the appellation adjacent to Pommard on a chalk and powdery limestone subsoil. Produced from vine averaging 60 years old, this wine is aged for 14months in 15% new oak. Spicy and aromatic, with whiffs of fresh and fragrant cherries with a little white pepper, the palate offers a super, velvety texture with ripe and round tannins. This is an outstanding, sexy wine. Classic Volnay.