Sign In

2018 Joseph Voillot Volnay Les Champans

Not Currently In Auction

Latest Sale Price

July 30, 2023 - $61



93Wine Spectator

Saturated with black cherry, black currant, violet and licorice aromas and flavors, this red is both firm and expressive. Dusty tannins leave a grip on the spice- and earth-tinged finish.

91The Wine Advocate

Rich and dramatic...aromas of berry conserve, dark chocolate, sweet spices and forest floor. Medium to full-bodied, rich and muscular, it's powerful and layered...

Generous wood and menthol elements stop just short of being intrusive while merging with the essence of red cherry, plum and softly spiced aromas. There is a bit more size, weight and richness to the attractively textured mineral-inflected middle weight flavors that are delicious and bright, all wrapped in a lingering if ever-so-mildly rustic finale.


France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Beaune, Volnay, Champans

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.