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Volnay Taille Pieds
Optimal consumption: 8 to 15 years
Ageing potential: 20 years
Producing commune: Volnay.
Site: south of Beaune, on the slopes, next to Pommard.
History & tradition: because of the purity of its air, Volnay was apparently the favourite residence of the ladies at the court of the Duke of Burgundy. The other attraction was of course the charm of its wines.
Volnay Premier Cru Taille pieds is located at mid-hill facing south. The slope is so steep that the work was made very difficult and the farmers happened to "cut their feet" ("taille pieds").
Soil: marl and limestone of different colours with small pebbles.
by Véronique Boss-Drouhin
Elegance and breed in this very delicate wine which develops seductive flavours and, above all, acquires a superb complexity with age.
2010 wines show breed, depth and length. A great vintage, full of charm.Vintage review
Supply: this wine comes from grapes and musts purchased from supply partners according to rigorous specifications.
Harvest: grapes harvested by hands in open-work crates. If necessary, a careful sorting is proceeded.
Vinification: total destemming. In accordance with the terroir and the profile of the vintage, we do 2 to 3 weeks of fermentation and maceration in small open vats, marked by punching of the cap and pumping-over. The yeasts are indigenous (natural). Pressing in a vertical press. Separation of the ends of the presses based on tasting.
Ageing: in oak barrels including 20 to 25% of new barrels.
The ageing lasts between 14 to 16 months.
Origin of the wood: oak grown in French high forest.
Throughout the ageing process, decisions are taken only after careful tasting evaluation. The data obtained is completed through technical analysis. As with every other Joseph Drouhin wine, absolute priority is given to the true expression of terroir and character of the vintage.