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 in the township 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, fine and elegant, is 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
    A marvellous wine that enchants us with its elegance, ampleness and mellowness! A wonderful harmony between delicious aromas of fresh cherries and of liquorice. One that should be enjoyed after circa five years of cellaring.
  • Food Pairing
    Suckling pig - knuckle of veal - mature cheeses

Press review
    • 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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