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The named after the same place municipal appellation with 226 hectares of vineyards located in the area Côte de Beaune on the Burgundian Côte d'Or between the communities Pommard and Meursault, Almost exclusively red wines are produced from Pinot Noir with shares Pinot Gris and Pinot Liébault, which are considered to be the best Burgunds. Already the Cistercian owned here in the 14th century vineyards and the Dukes of Burgundy who had a castle here at that time, very popular. His famous book on Burgundian wines is directed by Claude Arnoux (1695-1770) with a hymn of praise to Volnay's wines written in Latin in which he calls them "partridge-colored" and the best wines of the Côte de Beaune. In the 17th and 18th centuries, the wine of this commune was one of the most popular of the Bourbons and the entire aristocracy. There are no Grands Crus. The most important of the 30 Premiers Crus with 114 hectares of vines are Bousse d'Or, Caillerets, Champans, Chenes, Ducs, En l'Ormeau, Fremiets, Santenots, Pieds waist and Pousse d'Or. The red wines from parts of some premier cru (for example, Santenot's) lie in Meursault but are confusingly produced with the AC name Volnay-Santenots . Well-known producers are Marquise d'Angerville, Bichot (Domaine du Pavillon), Jean Boillot, Domaine Guyon, Jadot, Domaine Lafarge, Domaine des Comtes Lafon, Domaine Rossignol.

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