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Volnay 1er Cru
"Les Mitans"

  • RegionCôte de Beaune
  • VillageVolnay
  • AppellationVolnay Premier Cru
  • Grape varietyPinot Noir
The Vine
  • Average vine age 25 years
  • SoilClayish-Limestone
  • Average yield35hl/ha
  • HarvestHand picked
Wine tips
  • Cellaring Potential7-10 years
  • Serving temperature 15-17°
  • This wine originates from the town of Volnay, just south of Beaune and is a neighbour of Pommard. The vineyard is located in the middle of the hillside between Volnay and the main road "D974" Beaune - Châlon-sur-Saône, hence its name, in Old French "Mitan" meaning "middle". This wine from Domaine Louis Latour, is fine and elegant - among the best wines of the Côte de Beaune.
Vinification & Ageing
  • Fermentation
    Traditional in open vats
  • Ageing
    10 to 12 months ageing in oak barrels, 35% new
  • Barrels
    Louis Latour cooperage, French oak, medium toasted
Wine tasting
  • Tasting Note
    The Volnay 1er Cru "Les Mitans" 2015 reveals a dense and garnet color. Aromas of black fruits and licorice in the nose unveil a rich and ample mouth with notes of underbrush, mocha and licorice with powerful tannins and a very nice persistence.
  • Food Pairing
    Suckling pig - knuckle of veal - mature cheeses.
Press review
  • Volnay 1er Cru "Les Mitans" 2015 - Burgundy Report - December 2016 - "Lovely wine""

Press review
    • Volnay 1er Cru "Les Mitans" 2015 - Burgundy Report - December 2016 - "Lovely wine""

      A big and open aromatic - perfumed with flowers - it's lovely. Direct, intense, beautiful red fruit, really achingly good in the mid-palate. Slowly fading and narrowing but persistent all the same - just lovely wine! Bill Nanson (UK)

    • Volnay 1er Cru "Les Mitans" 2012 - Wine Spectator - Juin 2015 - 89/100A pretty red, showing floral, strawberry and earth notes. Spice accents emerge as this firms up on the moderately long finish. Stays elegant and focused. Best from 2017 through 2026.
    • Volnay 1er Cru "Les Mitans" 2010 - Wine Spectator - October 2013 - 91/100Supple and elegant, with light spice notes shading the cherry and floral flavors. Features good structure, showing vibrant energy and solid length. Best from 2015 through 2026.
    • Volnay 1er Cru "Les Mitans" 2010 - Decanter - March 2013 - 16/20 (86/100)Perfumed, floral and ripe cherry nose. Energetic, good texture and density. Slightly green tannins. Broad wine with precision, depth and a good future. To drink: 2016-2024
    • Volnay 1er Cru "Les Mitans" 2009 - Wine Spectator - June 2012 - 93/100A beam of pure cherry, with raspberry and floral accent, highlights this effusive red. Vibrant, fruity and beautifully put-together, yet also built for aging. Fine length. Best from 2015 through 2032. (USA)
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