Producer: Domaine Rebourgeon-Mure
Wine: 2015 Volnay
Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Nose: Clean layered combination of red and black cherries, red plums
Palate: On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied with juicy fruit and bright acids. Gorgeous!
Food: Couscous or a tajine with meat and/or poultry, quiche, braised and roasted meats, fillet of vension with red wine and wild mushrooms, flavored cheeses.
Cellaring: Drink now or cellar until 2030
Domaine Rebourgeon-Mure, Pommard - Cote de Beaune, Burgundy
Fom their domaine in Pommard, the Rebourgeons tend 18 acres, divided between many well regarded holdings in the appellations of Beaune, Volnay and Pommard, planted entirely in Pinot Noir and averaging more than 40 years with the oldest parcels of Pommard planted in 1902. The viticultural and winemaking methods have not changed much in the last five centuries: Responsible farming, manual harvest, and an aim to make elegant wines with ability to age.
Daniel Rebourgeon and his son David own and operate one of the oldest estates in Pommard, started by their ancestor Jean Bourgogne in 1552 who had taken a 99 year lease to raise vines at the holy abbey, Marguerite of Bouillard.
Volnay, perched on the hill of Chaignot high up in the Côte de Beaune, occupies a narrow and steeply sloping site as if to allow more space to the vines. The hill itself is oriented slightly differently from the general run of the country so that the vines face South-East rather than East. These vineyards have been valued and exploited for centuries. Long before the Revolution the harvests of Volnay went to the Knights of Malta, the Abbeys of Saint-Andoche d’Autun and Maizières, or to the Dukes of Bourgogne and their successors, the Kings of France.
The Oolitic limestone has a superficial similarity to the reddish igneous rock (porphyry) found in the Morvan district. It is pink in color with pale green inclusions and overlain by banks of schist. At the top of the slope, this limestone predominates. Lower down is a white, chalky-textured argovien limestone. Lower still are reddish Bathonien limestone, pebbly and ferruginous. The soils at the foot of the slope are deeper and more gravelly. Altitudes: 230-280 meters.