Voillot

Domaine Joseph Voillot

"His wines are a masterclass in under-statement, letting the terroir do all the talking via relatively low alcohol levels plus a prudent use of oak (mostly Damy) and sulfur. The magic happens when you allow his wines to age in bottle. Having had the privilege of vintages back to the 1960s, I can vouch that they have an unerring ability to mature with grace and style..." -Neal Martin, Wine Advocate Dec 2013

This venerable fifth-generation domaine has holdings in the top vineyards of both Volnay and Pommard. Joseph Voillot's son-in-law, Jean Pierre Charlot, is now the managing director; he worked closely with Joseph from 1980 until Joseph’s retirement in 1995.

For many years, Jean Pierre was a professor at the Lycée Viticole in Beaune, where he taught several of Burgundy’s rising stars. He’s a meticulous man, and what interests him is handling the challenging years when the vineyard work, triage at harvest, and careful cellar practices really pay off. It’s immediately evident when tasting through the domaine’s range that these are true “vins de terroir” (thus the judicious use of new oak), and each wine at every level reflects its origin. Anyone who wants to grasp the essence of Volnay and Pommard needs to look no further than Domaine Joseph Voillot.

 

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Image PRODUCT Description Country / Region Region Materials

DB6619-16
Sustainable
Bourgogne Pinot Noir VV
2016
Pinot Noir
Four parcels totaling 4.3 acres whose vines average 50 years old. They are located immediately below Volnay Village AC vineyards, making... Read More
France Burgundy

DB6606-16
Sustainable
Pommard Vieilles Vignes
2016
Pinot Noir
From 1 acre whose vines date back to 1963. This vineyard grows north of Pommard, on the shoulder above the Epenots vineyard; the wine is... Read More
France Burgundy

DB6608-16
Sustainable
Pommard 1er Cru les Pèzerolles
2016
Pinot Noir
From 1 acre whose vines date back to 1963. This vineyard grows north of Pommard, on the shoulder above the Epenots vineyard; the wine is... Read More
France Burgundy

DB6614-16
Sustainable
Volnay Vieilles Vignes
2016
Pinot Noir
Nine parcels totaling nearly 5 acres whose vines average 41 years old.
France Burgundy

DB6612-16
Sustainable
Volnay 1er Cru les Champans
2016
Pinot Noir
From 4.2 acres whose vines date from 1934, 1971, and 1985. Champans is down-slope in the premier cru band, and its wine typically has more... Read More
France Burgundy

DB6613-16
Sustainable
Volnay 1er Cru les Fremiets
2016
Pinot Noir
From 1.5 acres whose vines date from 1932, 1950, and 1978. This parcel is up-slope, and the wine is very calcaire, or limestony;... Read More
France Burgundy