Domaine Poulleau Volnay Le Vertueux 2017
Only two barrels were produced of this classic Volnay which is a clever, noteworthy blend of grapes from the AOC of Volnay and the Premier Cru vineyard of Grands Champs in Volnay. By combining the two, the estate was able to offer a less expensive option from this illustrious appellation. Look for a deep garnet in color with bright blackberry, currant, fresh roses, pomegranate, savory herbs, minerals and earth in the nose and mouth. The palate has plenty of power and precision. Aged in one year used barrels so as not to overpower the fruit with wood. Tangy yet ripe, slightly modern with old school soul.
Domaine Poulleau is a lovely 7.3 hectare domaine located in Volnay. The domaine was created by Michel Poulleau in 1950 and today is diligently managed by Michel’s son Thierry Poulleau and his wife Florence; 1983 was Thierry’s first vintage. The domaine has ownership in 7 appellations and produces 93% red wines mostly in Volnay but include Bourgogne, Beaune, Chorey, Aloxe & Corton Charlemagne. These grapes are 100% hand harvested with a severe triage before fermentation and represent classic terroir and fruit focused wines. Thierry is very judicious with his use of oak, always respecting the individuality of the parcel’s terroir.
|Region||France, Burgundy, Volnay|