Belies its status as a village wine. Wonderful composition and balance in all areas. Only downside is that it faded quickly on the 2nd day. I would advise a brief 30mins decant and it should be enjoyed within the day.
Zestful and refreshing on pulling the cork: puppyish fruit, but clearly of acceptable pedigree, with plenty of acidity. It does not take long to become more serious, as the tannins kick in and add weight, and the tannins are both fine and meaty. A classy young village Burgundy, and for me it's good enough not to be tempted to keep it. vg+
One of my favorite producers has always been Nicolas Potel and now I've finally found a source for his new negotiant wines under the Maison Roche de Bellene label in my local area. This Volnay is a nice transparent garnet red color with sweet red berry scents on the nose. Acidity is well balanced at the front end with very nice fruit at mid-palate. Decent length on the finish. Overall this was pretty tasty as a young wine and I would definitely purchase again.
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