Belland Volnay 1er cru “Santenots” 2018


Volnay’s wines own the Côte de Beaune’s highest reputation, perhaps because of their elegance. Writers often contrast the elegance of Volnay with the meaty and powerful wines of Pommard. The French use the term aerien (“airy”) to describe their register. Belland’s 2018 “Santenots” is all of that.

Fermentation was with 80% whole clusters, and the ripe stems contribute complexity and airiness. Writer Allen Meadows (“Burghound”) found that “background wood influence sets off the equally floral-infused aromas of very spicy dark berries and exotic tea scents.” This is a wine that will age gracefully and deliver pleasure for many years.

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