Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Angles 2017

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%
  • Pack Size: 12/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir

Recent Press

  • Score: 91 Points

    Wine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Date: Monday, March 2, 2020
    "Bright cherry and raspberry fruit takes on a smoky overtone from the oak, yet this stays vibrant and defined through the long, fruit-, spice- and mineral-tinged aftertaste. A light vegetal note chimes in. Best from 2021 through 2035. 40 cases imported."
  • Score: 90 Points

    The Wine Advocate Author: William Kelley
    Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2019
    "One of the successes of the range is the 2017 Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Angles, a lovely wine that bursts with notes of cherries, raspberries, woodsmoke and rose hips. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, supple and velvety, with a succulent core of fruit, ripe and powdery tannins and good persistence on the finish."
  • Score: 93 Points

    Wine Enthusiast Author: Roger Voss
    Date: Friday, November 8, 2019
    "Just below the village of Volnay, this vineyard is wedged at an angle between two other premier crus—hence its name. The wine is structured although with the delicious, generous fruit of Volnay. It has weight and great black fruits, smoothly textured and deceptively ready to drink. Really, it will be best to wait until 2022."

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