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Volnay Champans Premier Cru

Jacques Prieur Volnay Champans Premier Cru Bouteille
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    2004 The key to success: A continuous, demanding, careful and precise winemaking.
    After a cool and grey summer, September was splendid with excessive sunshine and high temperatures, that allowed the grapes to ripen perfectly and us to started harvesting in the last week of September. Thanks to a careful work at the sorting table, the red wines are well structured with beautiful colour and have an amazing ageing potential potential.

  • 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 14 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: Very beautiful, dark and intense ruby-red
    BOUQUET: Elegant and floral with peppery, spicy and tobacco aromas
    PALATE: Smoky and spicy with delicious berry fruit (redcurrant, raspberry)
    Soft, smooth tannin

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