Set between Meursault and Pommard, VOLNAY is a village dedicated to the iconic Pinot Noir. The fame of its red wines dates back several centuries, since there were already vineyards on these Côte de Beaune hills before the French Revolution.
Vinification & Elevage
The grapes are harvested by hand and placed in small crates to prevent the bunches being compacted. For our red wines, the grapes arriving at the vat room pass over a sorting table and are sorted before being loaded into the vinification vat. We immediately carry out a "cold pre-fermentation" maceration which, by cooling the vat to 10°C, optimises the extraction of the grapes' natural flavours and oxygenates the must. We favour long vatting with daily cap-punching for 8-10 days to facilitate the extraction of the tannins and colours. Lastly, the final maceration lasts 3-5 days, while the must macerates gently at a controlled temperature to develop greater finesse and aromas. This is followed by ageing for 14-16 months in oak barrels, 30/40% of which are lightly-heated new barrels.
Commentaries by our oenologist
"Our Volnay has an elegant, luminous colour. This airy wine reveals fruity aromas of blackcurrants, evolving with maturity toward soft spice and cinnamon notes. The finish presents a pleasant sensation of roundness and an intensely fruity aromatic length. Perfect served at 16°C. "
Its fruity aromas are the ideal complement for grilled meat and soft cheeses.