The old vine villages is from les Pluchots and the villages portion of Carelles, from vines aged 45-70 years. The soils here are much redder and rich in iron, that then sit closer to the mother rock. This combo yields a blacker fruited, deeper wine with both old vine density/material, and driving calcaire (limestone) power. This is quite complete, and will age wonderfully over the medium term.
“The 2014 Volnay Vieilles Vignes, which was racked two weeks before my visit, has a very pure black currant and blueberry-scented bouquet with a fine mineralité interwoven through the aromatics. The palate is medium-bodied, quite stern and masculine with good backbone, almost Pommard-like in style with fine salinity towards the stony, stoic finish. I would give this 4-6 years in bottle. ” 90-92 points Neil Martin
Fall ’16 arrival.