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Volnay Clos des Santenots Premier Cru

Jacques Prieur Volnay Clos des Santenots Premier Cru Bouteille
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    2004: A difficult vintage to describe
    The white wines are very good, and similar to 2001, with lemon and citrus aromas as well as very attractive overripe notes. To drink now or hold (for people who enjoy aged white wines).
    The reds are still closed at present, and not easy to evaluate.

  • Grape Variety & Plot size

    Grape variety: 100% Pinot Noir on a 1.19 hectare plot

  • Terroir

    Located in the heart of Les Santenots du Milieu, with brown soil rich in magnesium on a layer of hard, rounded limestone.
    Steep slope with perfect natural drainage. Situated in the middle of the slope facing due east.

  • Vinification & Ageing

    The grapes were handpicked into small crates, then sorted and totally destemmed. The wine stayed on the skins for 15 days in temperature-controlled open oak vats. Pigeage (punching down the cap) was done twice a day during alcoholic fermentation.
    100% malolactic fermentation
    100% ageing in oak barrels
    Duration of ageing: 20 months.

  • Tasting Notes

    Tasted in 2005
    COLOUR: Beautiful intense ruby-red with purplish highlights
    BOUQUET: Very floral and smooth with violet and liquorice aromas
    PALATE: Soft and rich, with attractive cocoa, dark chocolate, sweet spice and white pepper flavours

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