Burgundy is a region with great history and multi-generational stories, yet few domaines can boast 28 generations in their history. The Clerget family dates back to 1268, but it is also a story of re-birth—with the young Thibault Clerget bringing Domaine Yvon Clerget back to life in 2015. Having apprenticed at Henri Boillot and Hudelot-Noëllat, Thibaud honed his winemaking style under some of Burgundy’s leading producers of today. From his inaugural release, Thibaud has gathered somewhat of a cult following, credited to the outstanding quality across his entire range.
His Volany 2018 comes from two parcels of old vines around 50 years old in Les Petits Gamets and Ez Echards, which are noted for producing particularly small berries. The smaller berries lead to a concentration in the fruits and flavours, without losing nuance and subtlety. No new oak was used in this wine, retaining the purity and expression of the fruit.
Despite being barely 30 years old, Thibaud has garnered such attention for his wines and is on track to becoming one of the leading red producers of the Côte de Beaune.