Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Angles 2016

Olivier Leflaive

Terroir: As the name implies, the 1er Cru Clos de Angles is situated in the angle between Volnay Fremiets and Volnay Clos de la Barre mid-level on the slope below the village and just south of the border with Pommard. Leflaive sources from a 9 acre parcel.

Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested prior to fermentation and aging in a combination of new and used oak barrels and stainless steel.

Additional Information

A fine and elegant wine: nose crunching fresh fruits, a refined and velvety substance. Ideal with red meats cooked in sauce, game animals, eggs called “oeufs en meurette” and most cheeses.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Volnay
  • Winemaker: Franck Grux
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Clay, Limestone
  • Alcohol: 12%
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 12/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir

Recent Press

  • Score: 87 Points

    Vinous Author: Neal Martin
    Date: Thursday, October 10, 2019
    "The 2016 Volnay Clos des Angles 1er Cru has a lot of conspicuous new oak on the nose. I find it simpatico with the fruit underneath, it simply needs time. What I appreciate is that Volnay typicité still shines through. The palate is medium-bodied. There is certainly a lot of new wood tannins that unfortunately occlude the appellation character and render the wine a little soulless. Just pushed too much. Tasted blind at the 2016 Burgfest tasting in Burgundy."

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