Terroir: Domaine Jacques Prieur Volnay 1er Cru Clos de Santenots is a 3 acre walled parcel of the greater Santenots vineyard well situated on the center slope with a due eastern exposure on the southern boundary of the Volnay appellation. This is a monopole vineyard, exclusive to Domaine Jacques Prieur. Soils are very well drained and comprised primarily of magnesium and limestone.
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.
"The 2014 Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Santenots, the 1.2-hectare monopole of the domaine, suffered a lot of hail damage apropos the young vines; as a consequence, there are only three barrels of this cuve and no Volnay Santenots. It has a broody blackberry and briary bouquet, with touches of woodland and wild mushroom underneath. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, straight-laced perhaps but full of freshness and mineralit. All it does not have is the persistence on the finish that a great vintage would have bestowed, but it will still give a decade's worth of pleasure. "
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