Doing a 180°, Volnay reigns as queen. The key to these bewitchingly scented, velvety reds is their lighter, stonier soils. Like a great matriarch, these wines can live long and nobly. Monthélie makes lean whites and reds, the later nodding to Volnay but showing less aromatic expansiveness.
D’Angerville offers the best value in Volnay. The wines are vinous and ethereal with great purity. Red fruits and gentle tannins abound.