Volnay lies near the center of the Côte de Beaune and produces only red wines, with 26 Premiers Crus. In parallel to the way the character of Chambolle-Musigny wines compare to other wines from the Côte de Nuits, wines from the commune of Volnay show the most delicacy, elegance and finesse of wines within the Cote de Beaune. The soil of the Premier Cru is thin, chalky and high in calcium, for light, delicate wines compared to most of the Premiers Crus, whose soil is lower in chalk. The Pinot Noir grapes are fermented in wooden vats for up to 4 weeks, and then the wines are matured in oak barrels for 15 to 18 months before bottling.

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Tasting Note

This medium-bodied wine has aromas of red berries, violets and light black pepper. It will develop in the bottle for 8 to 12 years.

Food Pairing

Perfect with roasted meat or poultry; great vintages will stand up to game.

Technical Data
Appellation: Côte de Beaune Premiers Crus

Vineyard Details

Côte de Beaune Premiers Crus
Louis Jadot’s greatest presence is in the Côte de Beaune, and this can be seen clearly in the house’s 50 Premiers Crus from the region. In Pernand-Vergelesses: Clos de la Croix de Pierre In Savigny-lès-Beaune: Clos des Guettes, Hauts-Jarrons, La Dominode, Les Lavières, Les Vergelesses In Beaune: Premier Cru, Avaux, Boucherottes, Bressandes, Bressandes Blanc, Cent Vignes, Chouacheux, Clos des Couchereaux, Clos des Ursules, Grèves, Les Grèves Le Clos Blanc, Pertuisots, Theurons, Thuvillains In Pommard: Clos de la Commaraine, Epenots, Grands Epenots, Rugiens In Volnay: Clos de la Barre, Clos des Chênes In Meursault: Blagny, Charmes, Genevrières, Goutte-d’Or, Perrières, Porusot In Puligny-Montrachet: Champ-Gain, Clos de la Garenne, Folatières, Les Combettes, Les Pucelles, Perrières, Referts, Garenne In Chassagne-Montrachet: Caillerets, Chenevottes, Grande Montagne, Grandes Ruchottes, La Romanée, Morgeot Blanc Clos de la Chapelle, Morgeot Rouge, Abbaye de Morgeot

About the Grape

Pinot Noir
In France, makes a silky, deceptively powerful wine of elegant, complex aromas and subtle, red fruit flavors, with earthy, floral, mushroom and mineral notes. In California, shows ripe, sweet characters.
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