2017 Volnay "Le Vertueux" (Poulleau Pere et Fils, Domaine)
Domaine Poulleau Pere et Fils, Volnay "Le Vertueux", Burgundy, France 2017100% Pinot Noir VIBRANT DARK CHERRY & BLACKBERRY, SUAVE & STRUCTURED, GENTLE TOAST Volnay is one of the Cote de Beaune’s crowning jewels of red wine production. A more velvety and often softer-spoken foil to its equally famous neighbor, Pommard, the appellation could be looked to as an apt epitomization of great Pinot Noir – unflinchingly elegant, generously aromatic, and silky yet built to age impressively. This rendition, a limited cuvée from the 18-acre Domaine Poulleau is impressively concentrated and brimming with nuance-laden, black-fruited mystique and a judicious but integral oak component. Phenomenal now, this is also a stellar candidate for extended evolution in the cellar. Serving Suggestion: Smoked duck breast w/ lingonberry garnish, wilted arugula, & chèvre. Roasted turnip, beet, & fingerling potato salad w/ hazelnuts.