Type: Red Wine
Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Code: VOLN470
A more brooding and powerful Volnay, showing the muscular quality that comes from the heavy clay and limestone soils that dominate this large 1.07Ha holding, planted between 1934 and 1985. 21 barrels made in 2022, compared to just 8 in 2021.

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.

An amazing concentration of black fruits and succulent strawberry compote; this is a sweeter and more ripe version of Champans than normal, with a greater degree of concentration. Balance here aplenty, with a touch of liquorice at the finish and a lovely vibrant freshness.
Try with rack of lamb with Pinot Noir infused honey and rosemary sauce, or herbed lamb chops.
Hand harvested, sorted then destemmed, lightly crushed and then fermented in tank with twice daily pump overs. Maturing in 20% new oak for 14 months.

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