The 2012 Volnay Village comes from 11 parcels scattered around the appellation. There are usually two cuvees but this year there is only one. It has a tight, mineral bouquet that will need several months after bottling to really unwind. The palate is smooth and harmonious; the acidity well-judged with lovely ripe red cherry and strawberry notes furnishing the “neat and tidy” finish. Conservative – but in a positive sense.