The Côte en Volluet vineyard is located in the western portion of the Fleurie cru. The elevation here is approaching 407m above sea level. Vines are planted on very steep slopes facing southeast in soils that are predominately pink granite. Vines are trained in the traditional gobelet system of Beaujolais and harvested by hand.
Cool spring temperatures led to a later-than-average bud break, which proved to be a blessing in disguise as a major hailstorm swept through the region in late May decimating about 2000 hectares. Had bud break happened on schedule, the result of this metrological event could've been much worse. A moderate, dry summer, with cool nights, continued through September offering the estate ideal conditions for harvest. The 2016 vintage can be compared most recently to 2014 in terms of freshness, elegance and structure, with riper fruit character (but not as ripe as 2015) to provide a bit of voluptuousness on the palate.