Classic Volnay, beginning to come into its own, from a traditional Burgundy house
Diminutive but energetic and very hospitable, Régis and his (unofficially) adopted son, François, bring well over a century’s experience to bear on running their seven hectare estate. Régis’ winemaking philosophy is very much to craft ‘vins de terroir,’ and as such he has retained most of the traditions handed down to him by his father, including the belief, “It is the quality of the grape that makes the quality of the wine and not just the winemaking.” Having said this, he is also keen that his wines excel, so he does modify his practices where he sees room for improvement.
Tasting Note: Cherry and hedgerow fruit with some complexity on the nose. In the mouth it is medium-bodied and elegant with bright acidity, fine tannin and a complex finish. A traditional Volnay, which could be drunk young, but begins to really blossom at 6 or 7 years of age.
Critics: Jancis Robinson 17/20 (2004)
Pinot Noir (100%)