Volnay 1er Cru Champans 2006

Domaine Jacques Prieur

Terroir: 1er Cru Champans is one of the larger 1er Cru vineyards in the village of Volnay. The vineyard sits just west of the village on a rather steep portion of the hill and sees optimal exposure to the sun thoughout the growing season. Domaine Jacques Prieur owns a bit less than 1 acres on the upper slope of the vineyard.

Vinification: Grapes are hand harvested, strictly sorted and destemmed. The must will sit on the skins for 19 days prior to fermentation. The wine ages for a total of 17 months in oak barrels deep in the cellars of Domaine Jacques Prieur.

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“Good bright red. Good lift to the aromas of spicy red fruits. Spicy and fresh in the mouth, with firm acids and underlying minerality framing and lifting the red fruit and spice flavors. More complex and fine than the Santenots, with an enticing sweet middle. Nicely round for the vintage but with a firm mineral spine.” 90 pts. -Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Mar.-Apr. 2009

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  • Score: 90 Points

    Wine Image Wine Spectator Author: Bruce Sanderson
    Date: Monday, June 15, 2009

    This is marked by oak spice, toast and woodsy notes, which work well with cherry and mineral elements. The tannins are a bit severe now, but the lasting impression is sweet fruit.

  • Score: 90 Points

    Wine Image International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Date: Sunday, March 1, 2009

    Good bright red. Good lift to the aromas of spicy red fruits. Spicy and fresh in the mouth, with firm acids and underlying minerality framing and lifting the red fruit and spice flavors. More complex and fine than the Santenots, with an enticing sweet middle. Nicely round for the vintage but with a firm mineral spine.

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