2020 Volnay, Domaine François Buffet

2020 Volnay, Domaine François Buffet

This village wine has an inviting floral and gently spicy nose. It’s a blend of two parcels: the evocatively named Les Famine, whose paucity of soil makes the roots dig deep; and a small dash of a tiny premier cru, La Gigotte, which is nestled just beneath the larger and more renowned Mitans cru, and lifts this village wine up a notch. Grapes from both parcels were entirely destemmed, and the wine has a chewy, sapid, fruity, and accessible profile, with nicely grippy tannins. It’s a Volnay full of up front joy.

Critic score
90/100 info
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£36.28
Case, 6 Bottles
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£217.68

Wine details

  • Region & country
    Volnay, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy, France
  • Grape
    Pinot Noir
  • Maturity
    Young 2023 - 2030info
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)

Tasting notes

The 2020 Volnay Village comes from two climats and is 100% de-stemmed. Tightly-wound on the nose, it offers cranberry and raspberry aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red fruit, slightly candied in personality with a pastille-like purity on the finish. Very fine.

Neal Martin, vinous.com (December 2021)
(89—91)/100

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