- In the Côte de Beaune, not far from Beaune, the lovely and tiny village of Volnay is surrounded by vineyards.
- The slope faces east/southeast and benefits from a privileged position and plenty of sunshine.
- From the village itself, the view is superb. Crowned by a limestone plateau, the Volnay vineyards have a subsoil of Argovian marlstone, and in the bordering parts of Pommard and Meursault, a layer of Bathonian limestone.
- Joseph Drouhin owns vineyards in Volnay but also buys grapes from excellent Premier Crus such as Volnay Chevret.
- The grapes, as delicate as the wines they produce, are handled with the utmost care.
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Pinot Noir
FOOD PAIRINGS: With Volnay, such traditional Burgundian fare as pot-au-feu, coq au vin, beef bourguignon or any other slowly cooked stew like daube is heart-warming and delicious.
TASTING NOTES: “A wine of great elegance with a vivid and bright color. When the wine is young, the aromas are reminiscent of violet and black currant. With age, the aromas take on notes of ripe or candied fruit, mushroom and mild spices. On the palate, a pleasant sensation of roundness and velvety texture. Long aftertaste, with touches of candied fruit and vanilla.” – Véronique Boss-Drouhin