Domaine Joseph Voillot

This venerable fifth-generation domaine has holdings in the top vineyards of both Volnay and Pommard. Chez Voillot is quite conscientious with their 23 acres of vines. Yields average 36-38 hectoliters per hectare; harvesting is by hand with small bins after a selection in the vineyard, and further selection is made on a sorting table. It’s worth noting that their team of experienced harvesters has remained virtually unchanged for well over a decade. Vinification is done without stems and afterwards the wine is moved by gravity into barrel. In good years, no more than 30% new oak barrels are used for aging the premier crus, and SO2 is kept to a minimum.

It’s immediately evident when tasting through the domaine’s range that these are true vins de terroir (this is a grower who doesn’t like big oak or big extraction; this man likes fruit and soil). Each wine at every level reflects its origin.

 

Wine Appellation
1er Cu Les Fremiets Pinot Noir Volnay, Burgundy
Vieilles Vignes Pinot Noir Volnay, Burgundy
1er Cru Les Pèzerolles Pinot Noir Pommard, Burgundy
Available in: Maine
Grown: France
Burgundy
The French wine-growing region of Burgundy is legendary for both red Burgundy (Pinot Noir) and white Burgundy wines (Chardonnay). Burgundy lies on the eastern side of France and covers just over 100 miles. Burgundy's moderate climate with warm summers and cold winters allow the high-maintenance Pinot Noir grape to grow particularly well. Burgundy wines come from several distinct sub-regions, each with its own particular character. White Burgundy is a Chardonnay Lover's delight, Pouilly-Fuisse is the appellation known for the finest white wines of the Maconnais region in southern Burgundy. Chablis is located in northern Burgundy and produces light, dry wines from the Chardonnay grape. Beaujolais is an important wine region famous for its vibrant, fruity red wines made from Gamay.