VOLNAY 1er CRU AOC
Volnay 1er Cru "Clos des Chênes" AOC 2014
Pinot Noir 100%
12 months oaked
1* Guide Hachette
Surface area : 00.35ha
Parcel : Clos des Chênes
Grape variety : 100% Pinot Noir
Terroir : Stony white soil very shallow with limestone bedrock very close to the surface.
Winemaking / aging : Manual harvest in crates, to avoid crushing; these are emptied directly on a sorting table on which the sorters remove the foreign bodies and possibly the least beautiful grapes, then passage on a vibrating sorting table. The harvest is then conveyed in its tank thanks to a conveyor belt, the grapes then remain between 20 and 30 days in their containers.
Since the 2016 vintage, the winemaking process is sulfur-free with magnificent aromas of fresh fruit.
The start in fermentation is fast so we keep the tanks cold (6-8 ° C) for 5 to 7 days. Precise control of density and temperature is performed twice a day in order to have an ideal fermentation kinetics, with daily pumping over and a maximum of two or three punch down throughout the vatting period.
After the alcoholic fermentation we proceed to the racking then to a settling before putting the wines in barrels during 12months.
After this year of aging in barrels, the wines are racked, we add a little SO2 to stabilize them then they are filtered or not according to the case and bottled by us.
Tasting notes : Discreet nose of red and black fruits, this wine presents an aromatic complexity with nuances of undergrowth, humus, fresh mushrooms, with an ample and sustained texture. Compared to our other first growths, this Clos des Chênes surprises with its power at the beginning of the mouth and its very fruity length in the finish. Aging, the tannins soften and reveal forest notes, it is our wine of guard par excellence, minimum 20 years under good conditions. It's solid and harmonious frame allows a refined game-type cuisine: pheasant with prunes, saddle of hare, marcassin sauce grand veneur...