2017 Maison Evenstad, Volnay Premier Cru Cuvée Blondeau Pinot Noir
The Volnay appellation lies south of Beaune between Pommard and Meursault. During the 18th century Volnay was considered the finest wine of the southern Côte d’Or. It still enjoys a prestigious reputation among Burgundy aficionados today.
On approach, enticing aromatics of blackberry compote and black cherry pie are crowned with notes of warm baking spice and toasty oak. The wine has a remarkable power and longevity due to its intensity and structure, making it truly ageworthy. Hinting at the typical profile of nearby Pommard, the wine has a muscular quality, yet has the finesse and style one comes to expect from many Volnays. Decanting is recommended for enjoying the wine fully in its youth, with decades of drinking pleasure ensured for the careful curator of a Burgundian collection.