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2019 Georges Glantenay Volnay Les Brouillards

Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar; Purchased at retail

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94Wine Enthusiast

...good structure and tannins. These stand alongside the glorious fruits, rich black cherries and spice.

91-93The Wine Advocate

Medium to full-bodied, gourmand and enveloping, with fine tannins and lively acids...

The texture of the medium-bodied flavors is a combination of power and refinement with an almost pungent minerality that adds a sense of lift to the firm and chiseled but not really austere finale.


France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Beaune, Volnay, Les Brouillards

Volnay is a small appellation with just 904 vineyard acres and a town of fewer than 500 residents. Nevertheless, to Burgundy enthusiasts, it's a jewel. Clive Coates calls Volnay “one of the most delightful wines and one of the most rewarding communes in the Côte d’Or.” Robert M. Parker Jr. described Volnay as “the queen of the Côte de Beaune.” Volnay has always been appealing. In the 13th and 14th centuries the powerful Dukes of Burgundy acquired land there and built chateaux. The medieval town sits on the hillside above the vineyards and the appellation is restricted to red wines made of Pinot Noir. Though there are no Grands Crus, there are 35 Premiers Crus. Some reviewers say the lighter soil of Volnay, compared with Pommard to the north, makes Volnay wines more delicate and elegant than wines from neighboring appellations. Robert M. Parker Jr. wrote that Volnay has a “high-quality level of winemaking…The top Volnays possess an immense, seductive fruitiness and lushness…”


Red Wine, Pinot Noir, 1er (Premier) Cru

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.