2020 Joseph Voillot Pommard Vieilles Vignes
Winemaker Notes: Four parcels—Cras, Poisots, Saussilles and Vaumuriens—totaling 3 acres with the vines averaging 54 years old. The village of Pommard is located between Volnay and Beaune, it has a little more than 500 inhabitants. Like Volnay, the Pommard appellation is exclusively composed of vines planted with Pinot Noir grape varieties. It has 29 climates classified as premier cru, revealing rich and deep wines
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.
Burghound - "A slightly more deeply pitched nose blends notes of dark raspberry liqueur, newly turned earth and pretty spice wisps. The solidly concentrated and powerful medium-bodied flavors possess a velvety mid-palate that coats the mouth on the youthfully austere, balanced, firm and beautifully long finale. This is a very good Pommard villages and worth considering."
|Region||Cote de Beaune|
|Grape Varietals||Pinot Noir|