Volnay 1er Cru Clos de Santenots Monopole 2018

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

Classical ruby red. Subtle with delicate spicy and fruity (vanilla, cherry) and slightly mentholated notes. The palate is delicious and smooth. Tasty fruity texture evolving into spicy and menthol notes. Fine, fresh and subtle 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

  • Vinous Author: Neal Martin
    Date: Monday, January 20, 2020
    "The 2018 Volnay Clos des Santenots 1er Cru comes exclusively from the old vines within the vineyard, around 60 years old. It has an attractive bouquet, a mélange of red and black fruit, pressed violets and incense, exuberant but controlled and focused. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannins and a silver bead of acidity that cuts through the layers of black fruit. Tighter than the Santenots from their holding’s younger vines, this probably has more aging potential. Superb."
    Grade: 92-94 points

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