Origin of the name
Volnay has long been known and recognized. This village dates back to Roman times.
Its origin might come from the name of a man: Volumnius or would be formed from the Celtic radical vol, introducing a notion of roundness, probably then, due to its geographical position.
In 1666, Claude Bouchu, Intendant of King Louis XIV, advised him what he considered to be “the best wine in Burgundy”. Perched high on the Côte de Beaune, Volnay leans against the small mountain of Chaignot, surrounded by Meursault, Pommard and Monthélie.
Nature of soils
deep and rich, made up of limestone and red marl, bringing minerality and finesse to the wine
This cuvée comes from plots located at the foot of the slopes. Always appreciated for its finesse, its sap and its bouquet, the Volnay appellation is often presented as the most feminine red wine of Burgundy with certain Savigny-lès-Beaune.
between 250 and 240 m