CÔTE DE BEAUNE

Volnay 2018

TASTING

With its delicate nose marked by aromas of peony, strawberry and dried rose, our Volnay 2018 reveals a distinctly feminine profile. The palate unveils notes of black fruit jam and sweet spices. The tannins are silky and savory. Its pronounced intensity and long finish make this a Pinot Noir perfect for aging, one which will evolve gracefully over the next 15 years.

ALCOHOL
13.6% vol

SERVING TEMP
16°C

DRINKABILITY
Now to 15 years

TERROIR

The pebble-rich and limestone soils of Volnay, rising between 230 and 280 meters above sea level, makes for a delicate, aromatic, and elegant Pinot Noir revealing the feminine profile of the appellation. Cultivated since the Middle Ages, the vineyard located on the steep slopes of the hill of Chaignot has always been a perfect fit for Burgundy’s native red grape variety.

APPELLATION
Volnay

TYPE OF CRU
Village

ALTITUDE
230 to 280 meters

WINEMAKING

Hand-harvested grapes, hand-sorted on a vibration table. 100% de-stemmed, placed in stainless steel fermentation vats by
gravity flow. Weeks-long maceration, pumping over and punching down kept to a minimum. Pressing in pneumatic press. Placed in French oak barrels for aging on fine lees. Light filtration.

HARVEST
September 10, 2018

AGING
18 months in 20% new French oak barrels

PRODUCTION
1,491 bottles

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“Volnay leaves a trace of lipstick on the Côte de Beaune, like the outline of a kiss.”

Jean-François Bazin

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