Volnay 1er Cru Clos de Santenots Monopole 2015

Domaine Jacques Prieur

Terroir: Domaine Jacques Prieur Volnay 1er Cru Clos de Santenots is a 3 acre walled parcel of the greater Santenots vineyard well situated on the center slope with a due eastern exposure on the southern boundary of the Volnay appellation. This is a monopole vineyard, exclusive to Domaine Jacques Prieur. Soils are very well drained and comprised primarily of magnesium and limestone.

Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested, strictly sorted and destemmed. The must will sit on the skins for 20 days prior to fermentation. The wine ages for 17 months of in oak barrels deep in the cellars of Domaine Jacques Prieur.

Additional Information

2015 Exceptional sunshine!
The year 2015 profited from completely exceptional climatic conditions with surplus sunning, very weak pluviometry and very high temperatures in June and July. The strong luminosity and heat marked this year with accelerated vegetative cycle and certain stages such as flowering at the beginning of June and ripening at the beginning of August were fulgurating.
Harvests at Domaine Jacques Prieur started on 3rd September for Chardonnays and on 7th September for the Pinot Noirs.
2015 can be illustrated as an extremely early vintage and it stands next to 2003, 2007 and 2011.

Luminous ruby red. Generous showing floral, spicy and fruity notes at the same time (rose, clove and fresh cherry). Invigorating and dynamic with fruity-acidulous notes. Very digestible on the finish with structured, fresh and spicy tannins.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Volnay
  • Winemaker: Nadine Gublin
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Limestone, magnesium
  • Vineyard Acreage: 3 acres
  • Alcohol: >14%
  • Sizes Available: 6/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir

Recent Press

  • Burghound Author: Allen Meadows
    Date: Friday, April 28, 2017
    (from a mix of older vines up to 80 years of age; 100% whole clusters). Subtle but not invisible oak easily allows the liqueur-like black cherry, spice, lavender and a whisper of dried mandarin orange peel to be appreciated. There is excellent density to the sleekly muscular and mineral-driven flavors that possess an even finer mouth feel while delivering notably better depth and length on the powerful and built-to-age finale. This is absolutely going to require extended patience but it should very much be worth the wait.
    Grade: 92-94 Points
  • Vinous Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
    Dark, bright red. Much more floral on the nose than the young-vines Santenots, offering scents and flavors of red cherry, violet and red licorice. Lovely palate-caressing thickness of texture combined with real lift and verve. This suave, bright, seamless wine is much deeper than the basic Santenots, with its tannins melting into the fruit.
    Grade: 90-93 Points
  • The Wine Advocate Author: Neal Martin
    Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
    The 2015 Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Santenots comes from the oldest vines in the parcel, more than 55 years old. It clearly has more precision and focus than the younger vines in the Santenots, with notes of blackcurrant, cassis and cold stone. The palate is medium-bodied with well-integrated new oak (50%) with a smooth and quite seductive, blood orange-infused finish that has a pleasant edge. This is one of the best Clos des Santenots that I have tasted from Jacques Prieur.
    Grade: 90-92 Points

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