2011 Joseph Voillot Pommard 1er Cru Les Rugiens

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Winemaker Notes: Sourced from a 0.62 acre parcel whose vines date from 1959. This parcel is located entirely in Rugiens en bas, south of Pommard and produces harmonious wines with a complex palate and a long finish.

Domaine Joseph Voillot is a wine estate situated in the village of Volnay in Burgundy. Its vineyards span approximately 8 hectares (20 acres) split into 35 parcels in Volnay, Pommard, Meursault and Beaune. The vast majority of these are planted to Pinot Noir and include more than 10 Premier Cru sites situated mainly within the villages of Volnay and Pommard.

The vineyards are maintained and farmed using the lutte raisonnée approach, or "reasoned struggle", which utilises traditional cultivation methods without the application of manmade chemicals. After harvest the grapes are completely destemmed and vinified using natural yeasts. Following a three to four pre-fermentation maceration period, the juice ferments in vats for 12-14 days (depending on the level and vintage of the wine). The wines are then aged in 25 percent new oak barrels for between 16 and 18 months.

CRITICAL ACCLAIM


Burghound - "Here too the wood isn't subtle but also stops short of dominating the pure and attractively layered red currant, black tea and wet stone aromas. There is really lovely detail to the intense, muscular and stony medium weight flavors that possess good muscle and punch on the beautifully persistent and well-balanced finish. This is not as complex as the Epenots but the underlying material is certainly present to allow it to further develop."

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Country France
Region Cote de Beaune
Vintage 2011
Winery Joseph Voillot
Grape Varietals Pinot Noir
Size 750 milliliter
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