Joseph Voillot is one of the great producers of Volnay. These are some of the most long-lived, terroir-focused, and classic wines in the region with the structure to age. For many years Voillot has been a go-to and have tasted at the Domaine. Across the board, there is incredible quality in these wines all the way to the Bourgogne level, which comes from some very old vines from two Volnay Lieu-dits planted in 1953, 1966, and 1972 planted on limestone and marl. A beautiful expression of fruit with excellent terroir purity, this is an excellent Bourgogne Rouge that is showing well now but could spend a few years in the cellar if desired. 2019 is superb and one of the best Bourgogne's we have ever tasted from Voillot, don't miss it!
Tasting Note by John Gilman "The old vine Bourgogne Rouge from Domaine Voillot is produced from three parcels of vines (in two lieux à dits) that were planted respectively in 1953, 1966 and 1972. The wine comes in at thirteen percent octane this year and offers up a lovely, red fruity nose of cherries, strawberries, a hint of quince, woodsmoke, lovely spice tones and a fine base of soil elements. On the palate the wine is bright, fullish and tangy, with a pretty core of fruit, good soil signature, ripe, moderate tannins, bouncy acids and a long, still fairly youthful finish. Like most top flight Bourgogne Rouge bottlings, this needs a few years in the cellar to blossom, but it will be excellent in due course."
Note by William Kelley "Delivering inviting aromas of red berries and peonies, the 2019 Bourgogne Rouge is medium-bodied, lively and charming. Bottled before the harvest, it's already drinking well."