A blend of five different vineyards, one at the top of the hill representing 60% of the blend, the totally de-stemmed 2017 Volnay Village has an expressive, quintessential Volnay bouquet of pure black cherries and blueberry fruit. The medium-bodied palate offers fleshy red berry fruit laced with sage and white pepper; hints of clove pop up toward the finish. One of Rossignol’s more approachable cuvées. Very fine.
89-91 points, Neal Martin, Vinous, January 2019.
The 2017 Volnay Village exhibits aromas of spicy blackcurrants and dried flowers, followed by a medium-bodied, deep and tight-knit palate, with promising depth but chalky structuring tannin which will need some time. If the slight asperity it displayed from barrel has resolved by the time it's bottled, my score will look conservative.
88-90 points, William Kelley, Wine Advocate, January 2019.
Volnay is renowned for producing delicate, elegant and graceful wines. The appellation spans 242ha of vineyards, of which 115ha is divided among 26 Premier Crus. Some of the most notable of these are Bousse d'Or, Champans, Clos des Ducs, Les Caillerets and Santenots. Red wine from the Santenots vineyard is labelled as Volnay Santenots.
The wines of Vonay combine distinction, nobility, finesse, elegance, feminity, and an incomparable bouquet. Their robe can range from a tender rose red to the deepest ruby. A delicate bouquet of red berries (raspberry, blackberry) and violets, tannins that may be soft or quite robust, and a gracefully voluptuous palate place these wines among the best representatives of the Côte de Beaune.