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 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.