An outstanding value for 2019 Red Burgundy, this is a favorite and is a clear step up over the regular Volnay from Glantenay. We tasted this again a few weeks ago, and while on the younger side, the sheer raw material, depth, and focus were beyond impressive for a wine at this price point. We loved their 2019 Volnay Village, but the Volnay VV is at another level and, in today’s Burgundy market, an absolute steal for the price. We are down to the last couple of cases, and it is not one to miss for any Pinot Noir lover.
Domaine Glantenay has been one of our great finds since being introduced to the wine in 2015, and this year, we have already sold a sizeable amount of the fantastic 2019 Volnay Brouillard and Volnay Village. Earlier this week, we tasted a new Cuvee from the Domaine, the Volnay Vieilles Vignes, or old wine Cuvee which takes everything we love from the regular Volnay bottling and amplifies it to a more serious level. The Domaine started bottling a VV version a few years back, and this was our first experience with this Cuvee, and it was spectacular. It is sourced from a few plots over 60 years old, and while it is an elegant cuvee like the regular bottling, there is a noticeably more expression and complexity on the nose with more concentration and power on the palate. It has a tremendous sense of place, showing Volnays classic high energy and acidity and a bit more depth which we loved. Besides the raw material, the wines are made the same way as the regular Volnay with wild yeasts fermentation and about 10% new oak. This is another example that should put some weight on in the bottle with cellar time and is an outstanding village wine from Glantenay. It is also only 5 dollars more than the regular bottling making it an excellent buy for fans of classic Burgundy. We have some of the only bottles available in the USA at this friendly pricing.
Cellar Tracker Community Score 93 points!
Jasper Morris MW (Inside Burgundy) 89-92 points! "From four plots, 60 years plus minimum for each plot. Similar fresh purple colour, but much more energy on the nose, still on the raspberry basis, fills out the back of the palate really well, good acid balance here lends a crunchy note to the finish"