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Only 4,0, 4,5 and 5,0 NJP wines (Nenad Jelisic Points) are presented as the best vintages.

 

From October 2010, every time we update any information or write a new information, we shall write in parentheses when the update has last taken place e.g. (2010-10).

 

If for some wine stands behind the best vintages none, it means that the wine's price is too high for its quality or the wine's quality is too low.

 

 

Volnay, a French appellation that belongs to the Côte de Beaune wine district, which in turn belongs to the Burgundy wine region. The appellation has 206,70 ha and consists of 29 Premier Cru-vineyards. No Grand Cru-vineyards. 117,65 ha of the 206,70 ha are rated as Premier Cru-vineyards and 89,05 ha are rated as Volnay Village. To the 29 Premier Cru-vineyards belong to: Carelle sous la Chapelle, Champans, Clos de l'Audignac, Clos de la Barre, Clos de la Bousse-d'Or, Clos de la Cave des Ducs, Clos de la Chapelle, Clos de la Rougeotte, Clos des 60 Ouvrées, Clos des Chênes, Clos des Ducs, Clos du Château des Ducs, Clos du Verseuil, En Chevret, Frémiets, Frémiets-Clos de la Rougeotte, La Gigotte, Lassolle, Le Ronceret, Le Village, Les Angles, Les Brouillards, Les Caillerets, Les Lurets, Les Mitans, Pitures Dessus, Robardelle, Santenots and Taille Pieds. The vineyards lie between 230 and 280 meters above sea level. The average yield is 42 hl/ha. Volnay-wines are silky, elegant and have an impeccable balance. (2013-04)

 

Volnay grapes, Pinot Noir dominates. Chardonnay is grown only in Santenots (Premier Cru-vineyard). (2013-04)

 

Volnay soils, vary. In the hilly part of the appellation, the soil consists of different types of limestone whereas in the flatter part of the appellation the soil is more gravelly. (2013-04)

 

Volnay the best vintages, 1966, 1969, 1978, 1990, 2005, 2009, 2010 and 2015. (2017-02)

 

Vosne-Romanée, a French appellation (municipality) that belongs to the wine district of Côte de Nuits, which in turn belongs to the wine region of Burgundy. The appellation consists of 14 Premier Cru-vineyards: Au-dessus des Malconsorts, Aux Brulées, Aux Malconsorts, Aux Raignots, Clos des Réas, Cros Parantoux, En Orveaux, La Croix Rameau, Les Beaux Monts, Les Chaumes, Les Gaudichots, Les Petits Monts, Les Rouges and Les Suchots. There are 6 Grand Cru-vineyards: La Grand Rue (1,65 ha), La Romanée (0,84 ha), La Tâche (6,06 ha), Richebourg (8,03 ha), Romanée Conti (1,81 ha) and Romanée Saint Viviant (9,44 ha) in the Vosne-Romanée municipality. While in the neighbouring municipality of Flagey-Échezeaux lie two Grand Cru-vineyards: Echézeaux (36,26 ha) and Grands Echézeaux (9,14 ha). In reality, two of the above-mentioned Premier Cru-vineyards: En Orveaux and Les Rouges are also located in the Flagey-Échezeaux municipality, but since Flagey-Échezeaux does not have its own appellation, they belong to the appellation Vosne-Romanée. Here is one of the most famous vineyards in the world, La Romanée. The vineyard has only 0,84 hectares. All eight Grand Cru-vineyards have their own appellations. Vosne-Romanée has 226,81 ha and of these 73,23 ha (including 45,40 ha in Flagey-Échezeaux municipality) are classified as Grand Cru, 56,62 ha are classified as Premier Cru and 96,96 ha as Village. To the best Premier Crus-vineyards belong: Aux Brulées, Aux Malconsorts, Cros Parantoux, Les Petits Monts, Les Beaux Monts and Les Suchots. The wines from here are sweet spicy, concentrated, elegant and robust. A Grand Cru-wine should be drunk 8 to 20 years old (some Grand Cru-wines can be drunk 30 to 50 years old), a Premier Cru-wine 8 to 14 years old and a Village-wine 2 to 5 years old. (2014-10)

 

Vosne-Romanée grapes, just Pinot Noir. (2014-10)

 

Vosne-Romanée soils, limestone mixed with marl (clayey soil that contains a lot of lime). (2014-10)

 

Vosne-Romanée the best vintages1966, 1969, 1978, 1990, 2005, 2009, 2010 and 2015. (2017-02)

 

Vougeot, a French appellation that belongs to the wine district of Côte de Nuits, which in turn belongs to the wine region of Burgundy. The appellation consists of one Grand Cru-vineyard and four Premier Cru-vineyards. The only Grand Cru-vineyard, Clos de Vougeot, has its own appellation. To the four Premier Cru-vineyards belong: Clos de la Perrière, La Vigne Blanche (Le Clos Blanc), Les Cras and Les Petits Vougeots. All four Premier Cru-vineyards have their own appellations. The appellation has 65,73 ha planted with vine. The wines from here are characterized by velvety berries (dark cherries, raspberries and black currants) and intense fruitiness. The vineyards are planted at a height of 240 to 280 m above sea level. The permitted yield is 37 hl/ha (45 hl/ha for white wine) and the average is 34 hl/ha. A Grand Cru-wine should be drunk 5 to 15 years old, a Premier Cru-wine 5 to 8 years old and a Villages-wine 3 to 8 years old. (2012-11)

 

Vougeot grapes, of Vougeot 65,73 ha is only 3,87 ha (6%) planted with Chardonnay and the rest (94%) is planted with Pinot Noir. (2012-11)

 

Vougeot soils, the vineyards on the upper slopes consist of gravel, gravely soil and brown limestone. While the vineyards on the lower slopes consist of brown limestone, marl and clay. (2012-11)

 

Vougeot the best vintages, 1966, 1969, 1978, 1990, 2005, 2009, 2010 and 2015. (2017-02)

 

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