Comte Armand Volnay 2015 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

Comte Armand Volnay 2015

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Comte Armand Volnay 2015

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Made from a tiny 1.17 hectare (2.89 acre) vineyard, planted to 100% Pinot Noir in 1955 and the 1980s, Comte Armand's Volnay is one of the most sought after in the village. The terroir is Grand Champs and Les Famines farmed with Biodynamic methods. The parcels are vinified and aged separately. 25% whole cluster. 4 weeks maceration. 18 months aging in barrel (20% new), blending after élevage. This great domaine in Pommard produces all biodynamic wines, 100% de-stemmed, whole-grape fermentation, 20-30% new oak; the reds are unfined, unfiltered.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region France, Burgundy, Cote de Beaune
Brand Comte Armand
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Wine AdvocateThe 2015 Volnay Villages was a small quantity this year, cropped at 10 hectoliters per hectare due to the hail and was showing just a small touch of reduction on the nose. Blackberry and boysenberry fruit gather pace with just a hint of white pepper loitering in the background, more tight and backward than the two Auxey-Duresses from barrel. The palate is medium-bodied with saturated tannin that lends this Volnay a sense of accessibility. Pure and harmonious in the mouth with well-judged acidity, I appreciate the focus and energy contained in this wine. Sure, it needs time for the 20% new oak to fully integrate, so I would lend it a couple of years in bottle. 89-91

Neal Martin, December 30, 2016