A great contrast from 45-70 year old vines below the level of the 1er crus, on primarily rocky soils with some red clay. This has great old vine sappiness, and comes across as broad and earthy vs the taut and airy Clos de la Cave. Awesome yin yang cuvees.
“The 2013 Volnay Vieilles Vignes comes form just below the premier cru vineyards in a sunny microclimate on shallow clayey red soils. The terroir is articulated nicely on the nose, the red fruit infused with damp earthy scents, nicely defined. The palate is medium bodied, with supple tannins, plenty of fruit here that belies the structure underneath. There is impressive depth to this Volay, a sappiness to the fruit with a gentle but insistent grip. Afford this 3 to 5 years in bottle before broaching. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2030. 90-92 points.” Neil Martin
May ’15 arrival.