Domaine Jacques Prieur - Volnay 1er Cru Santenots 2014
Terroir: Volnay 1er Cru Santenots sits on the southern boundary of the Volnay appellation. Domaine Jacques Prieur owns approximately 1.4 acres of Volnay portion of this vineyard. This is an extremely unique vineyard as producers are able to produce both white Meursault 1er Cru or red Volnay 1er Cru from the same parcel. The vines face almost due east and the soil is heavy in nature, primarily clay and silt.
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 Details editA very big thank you to September of 2014!
Under the influence of a soft and damp winter and hot and dry spring, the vine growth cycle began earlier than usual, by the end of March. Therefore, 2014 was immediately placed among the earliest vintages of the last two decades.
But this changed overnight. On Saturday, 28th June, a violent hailstorm that we will hardly forget soon, has destroyed the heart of the Côte de Beaune together with Burgundy producers' optimism regarding the beautiful 2014 vintage potential.
From this date, the weather conditions throughout July and August were particularly marked by high humidity and cool temperatures (especially in August) ... and then a miracle happened!!! From 1st September long awaited summer finally arrived. Thanks to dry, warm and sunny weather most grapes reached the desired maturity. Pinot Noir demanded great vigilance in choosing the optimal harvest date and required a very rigorous sorting. As for Chardonnay, patience paid off and it was picked when it reached an equilibrium between perfect maturity and excellent health.
We started harvests on Tuesday, 16th September.
Dark ruby red with luminous purple reflections. Beautiful red berries concentrate and dark berries, underlined by spicy notes. The palate is crunchy and savory with bright red fruits. Fresh, fine and spicy tannins.
- Appellation: Volnay
- Winemaker: Nadine Gublin
- Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
- Soil: Clay, silt
- Vineyard Acreage: 1.4 acres
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- Alcohol: >14%
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- Sizes Available: 6/750ml
- Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir
Recent News edit
Wine Enthusiast Rating: 91
Author: Roger Voss
Date: Friday, June 24, 2016
"This wine is quite firm, but with plenty of black fruits under the severe exterior. Heavy losses from hail don't seem to have affected the ripeness and the structure of what will develop into a very fine wine. It offers spice and a touch of chocolate at the end."