The family of the Comte Armand has owned the vineyard of Clos des Epéneaux and the winery buildings in Pommard since 1826 when Jean-François Armand married Clothilde Marey. Unfortunately the vineyard was not replanted after phylloxera until 1930, but since then it has confirmed its rating as one of Pommard’s very finest sites.
The 2017 Volnay Village has a bright, slightly Pommard-like bouquet with plenty of sous-bois and autumn leaf scents that percolate through the red fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red berry fruit. Quite saline in the mouth, and the grainy-textured finish cuts off a bit short. Aromas of spicy cherries, flowers, dark chocolate and cola introduce the 2017 Volnay Village, a medium-bodied, satiny wine with a tangy core of fruit that's more elegant and supple than the domaine's two Auxey-Duresses bottlings this year.