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Volnay Champans Premier Cru

Jacques Prieur Volnay Champans Premier Cru Bouteille
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    2005- vintage of the century: THe weather was just perfect throughout the growing season, which explains why 2005 is an altogether outstanding year.
    The red wines are very pure, powerful and concentrated. These are great wines with superb ageing potential, and are well worth waiting for. Patience will be richly rewarded.

  • Grape Variety & Plot size

    Grape variety: 100% Pinot Noir on a 0.35 hectare plot

  • Terroir

    The wine of Volnay are famous for their great finesse. The name of the climat "Les Champans" is derived the fact that this plot is fairly steep - which means good sun exposure and thus good ripening.
    The soil has more clay than limestone, and produces firm wines with silky tannin.

  • Vinification & Ageing

    The grapes were handpicked into small crates, then sorted and totally destemmed. The wine stayed on the skins for 18 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: 18 months.

  • Tasting Notes

    Tasted in 2006
    COLOUR: Intense, deep reddish-black with purplish highlights
    BOUQUET: Wonderful aromatic purity with smoky, toasty and spicy hints
    PALATE: Truly delicious with black fruit (blackberry, blueberry, black cherry, etc.) and sweet spices
    The tannin on the finish is concentrated, ripe and silky

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