Voillot

  • Burgundy, France
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

  • It was a great pleasure to revisit Domaine Joseph Voillot and taste with Jean-Pierre Charlot and his nephew Etienne Chaix. As Chaix takes the reins, ably counseled by Charlot, the approach to winemaking hasn't changed: what Charlot calls the "bon sens paysan" prevails, with destemmed grapes, classical macerations and modest percentages of new oak—never more than 15%. In the vineyards, however, developments are afoot: pesticides and herbicides have been banished, a welcome evolution that's facilitated by vintages with low humidity and disease pressure. As ever, these are very classically proportioned wines that really repay bottle age: I recently drank several of the domaine's 1985s, for example, and found them exquisitely perfumed and texturally sumptuous. In short, this address comes recommended." - William Kelley, Wine Advocate, January 2021

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 Producer PRODUCT Description Country / Region

DB6619-18
Sustainable
Voillot Bourgogne Pinot Noir VV
2018
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

DB6619-19
Sustainable
Voillot Bourgogne Pinot Noir VV
2019
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

DB6608-18
Sustainable
92+WA
Voillot Pommard 1er Cru les Pèzerolles
2018
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

DB6608-19
Sustainable
Voillot Pommard 1er Cru les Pèzerolles
2019
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

DB6606-18
Sustainable
Voillot Pommard Vieilles Vignes
2018
Pinot Noir
Four parcels—Cras, Poisots, Saussilles and Vaumuriens—totaling 3 acres with the vines averaging 54 years old.
France

DB6606-19
Sustainable
Voillot Pommard Vieilles Vignes
2019
Pinot Noir
Four parcels—Cras, Poisots, Saussilles and Vaumuriens—totaling 3 acres with the vines averaging 54 years old.
France
DB6611-18
Sustainable
Voillot Volnay 1er Cru les Caillerets
2018
Pinot Noir
0.34 acre whose vines date from 1984. Name refers to the stony soil.
France

DB6612-18
Sustainable
91WA
Voillot Volnay 1er Cru les Champans
2018
Pinot Noir
The domain’s largest premier cru holding, a parcel of 4.2 acres whose vines date from 1934, 1971, and 1985. Within the premier cru band,... Read More
France

DB6612-19
Sustainable
Voillot Volnay 1er Cru les Champans
2019
Pinot Noir
The domain’s largest premier cru holding, a parcel of 4.2 acres whose vines date from 1934, 1971, and 1985. Within the premier cru band,... Read More
France

DB6613-18
Sustainable
93WA
Voillot Volnay 1er Cru les Fremiets
2018
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

DB6613-19
Sustainable
Voillot Volnay 1er Cru les Fremiets
2019
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

DB6614-18
Sustainable
Voillot Volnay Vieilles Vignes
2018
Pinot Noir
Nine parcels totaling nearly 5 acres whose vines average 41 years old.
France

DB6614-19
Sustainable
Voillot Volnay Vieilles Vignes
2019
Pinot Noir
Nine parcels totaling nearly 5 acres whose vines average 41 years old.
France

DB6609-19
Sustainable
Voillot Pommard 1er Cru les Rugiens
2019
Pinot Noir
From a .62 acre plot whose vines date from 1959. This parcel is located entirely in Rugiens en bas, a vineyard up for a vote on becoming... Read More
France