Volnay AC 2017

Olivier Leflaive

Terroir: Leflaive’s Volnay is sourced from select parcels spread throughout the appellation.

Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested prior to fermentation and aging in a combination of new and used oak barrels and stainless steel.

Additional Information

Volnay wines are feminine, if only one word shall be used. Evolving throughout red fruits and violet aromas, their roundness makes them very seducing, with soft yet firm tannins. It is a distinguished and elegant wine, known as a great representative of the Côte de Beaune.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Volnay
  • Winemaker: Franck Grux
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Clay, Limestone
  • Alcohol: 12%
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 12/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir

Recent Press

  • Score: 89 Points

    Wine Spectator Online Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2020
    "An oaky version, this reveals cherry, currant and iron notes, with vanilla and smoke accents. Firm and toned, finishing long. Flamboyant in style. Drink now. 100 cases imported."
  • The Wine Advocate Author: William Kelley
    Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2019
    "Aromas of ripe cherries, black raspberries, spices and rose hips introduce the 2017 Volnay Village, a medium to full-bodied, velvety and fleshy wine with a succulent core of fruit, powdery structuring tannins and ripe acids. This is a charming, nicely balanced Volnay that will have some aging potential."
    Grade: 88+ points
  • Score: 91 Points

    Wine Enthusiast Author: Roger Voss
    Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2019
    "Typical of the opulence of a juicy Volnay, this wine is generous and full of black fruits. The fruits combine with a backdrop of tannins and with plenty of acidity to give a ripe wine that will be ready from 2020."

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