Type: Red Wine
Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Code: VOLN460
Harvested from 6 separate plots that lie in front of the 1er cru of Champans, the ‘vieilles vignes’ average over 56 years old. An intense, ripe and fragrant Volnay.

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 Intense, ripe and polished Volnay, showing pedigree, power and structure. The wine is perfectly balanced between super-ripe fruit and fresh acidity, with an edge of pomegranate that foils the raspberry coulis and cherry liqueur flavours well. A touch of Parma violet gives interest, and the intensity remains throughout the long complex, tightening finish.
Great with pan fried duck breast with a cherries and port.
Etienne started harvesting on the 27th August, some 3 weeks ahead of normal. After fermenting in tank, with regular pigeage, the wine finishes fermentation and is aged in 20% new oak for 12 months.

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