2006 Volnay Rouge by Domaine Christophe Vaudoisey

2006 Volnay Rouge by Domaine Christophe Vaudoisey

The small village of Volnay, situated just south of the famous Pommard in Burgundy has some very nicely made wines often overlooked by those seeking more illustrious names along the valley of the Côte-d’Or.  Christophe Vaudoisey impressed us with a simple, but remarkable Bourgogne Rouge we enjoyed at the Restaurant Le Bouchon Givrotin in Givry.  Julian has some comments at a post at FullPour.com about the 2005 version of this wine you might find interesting.

The 2006 version we tried had the same lingering, satisfyingly delicious finish as the post at FullPour mentions, but we found the aroma and mouthfeel to be more robust and darker, and surprisingly impressive for a Bourgogne Rouge.  It was not nearly as thin as some comparative village reds we have encountered, but gave the impression of a much more sophisticated and impressive wine with rustic heft. The longer it breathed, the more it changed, trying to give off hints of velvet attic and robust mouthfeel.  I was impressed and immediately came to expect more from any other Bourgogne Rouge in the future.  Domaine Christophe Vaudoisey has raised the bar on simple village reds of Burgundy with this Volnay.  Very enjoyable and superbly satisfying.  We will definitely visit the Domaine for more samples of their winemaking craftsmanship.  You can find this wine for about €18.50 on-line, or pay about €40 at a restaurant.

Contact:
Domaine Christophe Vaudoisey
Place de l’ Eglise
21190 VOLNAY
Tél : 03 80 21 20 14

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