Jean Vaudoisey – 2019


Romain Poirrotte 2020 Jean VaudoiseyTasted with Romain Poirrotte in Volnay, 17 November 2020.

Domaine Jean Vaudoisey
6 Rue du Pied de la Vallée
21190 Volnay
Tel: +33 3 80 21 62 59
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Romain on 2020:
2020 was a deception! In the growing season we saw lots of grapes on the vines but in the end not much juice was produced. The volume for the whites was okay, but it was a year with 25-30% lower volume than the average.

Romain on 2019:
In 2019 we also lost some volume, that was down to 3 factors; a little spring frost, clearly not so good flowering conditions and again was hot & dry – with 40°C many grapes grilled by the sun. We have moved to collecting our harvest in smaller cases and using a vibrating table for triage – I think these things made a big difference. In the end, about 20-25% lower volume, not something dramatic and the quality is there. I’m planning March or April for bottling – I’m happy to take my time, though they are so open now I might start with a couple of wines earlier than that.

The wines…

Every time I taste with Romain I have the same impression – the sheer drinkability of his wines – they are simply delicious!

2019 Bourgogne Pinot Noir
Almost all in the commune of Volnay but there’s a little from Pommard and Meursault too. A little young vines are included, but the average is still over 60 years old
Not such a deep colour. Airy, fresh, floral – that’s a nice perfume. Fine texture and good attack – juicy flavour here. A little structure in the middle but modest. That’s delicious and shows a fine energy. Very faintly with finishing bitters.

2019 Volnay
About 10 parcels assembled from all around the village – high and low
Ooh – vibrantly fruited – that’s a great nose! Wide, extra energy again – depth of flavour here. Penetrating flavour, but no pain here, only gain. That’s a lovely wine again.

2019 Pommard
Vaumuriens, Chanlins and Riottes. The Vaumuriens may be pulled out this year – ‘they are 80-year-old vines that deliver lovely grapes but not enough.’ This wine made from only 27 hl/ha
That’s a big deep nose, some oak in the mix here too. Mouth-filling, silky, that’s a wine with a lovely presence – the oak is there but never too loud. Perfectly formed and again delicious… Great Villages
2019 Volnay 1er Mitans
The vines are sited behind the big red house that’s on your left-hand side before the old Chapelle – direction Meursault..
More airy, more vibration to this pretty red fruit. Extra – it’s wide but the depth of fruit complexity is all Volnay – completely delicious, slightly floral perfumed. Bravo!

2019 Bourgogne Blanc
5-year-old vines in the commune of Volnay – Les Grandes Terres
Vibrant nose, not much sulfur so far is my impression – golden-citrus-fruited. Nice drive and a lovely texture. A little smoky impression from the barrel – this currently in tank. Will make more than a fine aperitif – the finish is very impressive.

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