Volnay 1er Cru Santenots 2005

Domaine Jacques Prieur

Terroir: Volnay 1er Cru Santenots sits on the southern boundary of the Volnay appellation. Domaine Jacques Prieur owns approximately 1.4 acres of Volnay portion of this vineyard. This is an extremely unique vineyard as producers are able to produce both white Meursault 1er Cru or red Volnay 1er Cru from the same parcel. The vines face almost due east and the soil is heavy in nature, primarily clay and silt.

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.

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“Saturated, bright ruby. Primary, slightly reduced aromas of black fruits, violet and bitter chocolate. Juicy, primary and penetrating; almost youthfully stunted at present. Dense and spicy but dominated by its structure today, finishing with granular tannins. The regular Santenots is rounder, but this is more solid." -Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar, Mar.-Apr. 2007

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  • Score: 89 Points

    Wine Image International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Date: Thursday, March 1, 2007

    Saturated, bright ruby. Primary, slightly reduced aromas of black fruits, violet and bitter chocolate. Juicy, primary and penetrating; almost youthfully stunted at present. Dense and spicy but dominated by its structure today, finishing with granular tannins. The regular Santenots is rounder, but this is more solid.

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