Domaine Poulleau Pere et Fils, Volnay "Le Vertueux", Burgundy, France 2017 100% Pinot Noir
VIBRANT DARK CHERRY & BLACKBERRY, SUAVE & STRUCTURED Volnay is one of the Côte de Beaune’s crown jewels. A more velvety (and often softer-spoken foil) to its equally famous neighbor, Pommard, the appellation could called the epitome of great Pinot Noir– unflinchingly elegant, generously aromatic, and silky yet built to age. This rendition, a limited cuvée, is impressively concentrated, brimming with nuanced, black-fruited mystique and a judicious but integral oak component. Phenomenal now, but also a stellar candidate for extended cellaring. Serving Suggestion: Smoked duck breast w/ lingonberry, wilted arugula, & chèvre. Roasted turnip, beet, & fingerling potato salad w/ hazelnuts.