Volnay is located on the steep sloping hill of Chaignot in the Côte de Beaune, where the southeast facing vines have been valued for centuries. These vineyards have been valued and exploited for centuries. Long before the French Revolution, the harvests of Volnay went to the Knights of Malta, the Abbeys of Saint-Andoche d’Autun and Maizières, or to the Dukes of Bourgogne and their successors, the Kings of France.
Volnay has a reputation for being among the most delicate, feminine of the Bourgogne wines. Limestone soil dominates the area, with deeper, gravelly soils at the foot of the slope, where Chavy Chouet’s vines are located.
This Volnay is full of character; broad and fruity. Smooth and elegant tannins make it a feminine wine, marked by aromas of black berries and leather.
"The 2018 Volnay Sous La Chapelle 1er Cru comes from 15-year-old vines. It has a fragrant, quite floral bouquet, pressed rose petal and incense infusing the raspberry and crushed strawberry aromas. The oak here is very well integrated. The medium-bodied palate offers ripe, fleshy tannins and a slight chewiness on the finish. Not bad. - Neal Martin"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (2018 Burgundy: Confounded Expectations, January 2020), 89 pts
Owner Romaric Chavy, who took over the estate in 2014, is the eighth generation to make wine in his family. Romaric learned from his father, Hubert Chavy, who founded the ...