Selected by the Farrell Family at the 2012 Hospice de Beaune auction, lovers of Volnay will delight in the inclusion of the First Growths in this Pinot Noir. Champans and Taille Pieds, planted between 1952 and 1989, make up over 70% of this Cuvée. The Ronceret, planted in 1961, and Mitans, planted between 1955 and 1972, make up the remaining 30% of the Cuvée.
Nicolas Rolin - Chancellor of the Duke of Burgundy - and his wife Guigone de Salins, founded the Hôtel-Dieu in Beaune in 1443. In 1811, François Blondeau gave the bells of the Hospice de la Charité, which you still hear chiming as you walk along Beaune’s rue de Lorraine. Blondeau restored the church in Volnay, built a school, and gave all his vineyards in Pommard and Volnay so that five elderly might be cared for.
This Cuvee represents the true characterists of the region. It is feminine yet stands out among the other wines of the Côte de Beaune like the lipstick imprint of a kiss. The color varies from bright ruby to a light garnet and you will experience aromas of gooseberry, cherry and a floral hint. The palate offers a fresh, warm and inviting experience of cloves, prune and cherry.