Volnay 1er Cru Santenots 2007

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.

Additional Information

“Good deep red with ruby highlights. Serious nose offers fresh black cherry, minerals and dark chocolate. Dense, lush and sweet; less brisk than the Champans but distinctly creamier, with ripe dark berry and bitter chocolate flavors. Finishes with rather suave, fine-grained tannins and lovely spicy lift. The crop level here was barely 17 hectoliters per hectare, according to enologist Gublin." 89-92 pts. -Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Mar.-Apr. 2009

Recent Press

  • Score: 88 Points

    Wine Image The Wine Advocate Author: Robert M. Parker, Jr.
    Date: Wednesday, June 30, 2010

    Cooked blackberry and mulberry tinged with brownspices characterize the Prieur 2007 Volnay Clos desSantenots, which offers greater concentration andsimilar textural polish if slightly less charm than thecorresponding Champs Pimonts. Chalk and blackpepper add interest to the finish, which however for all of its undeniable sweetness of fruit alsointroduces a hint of drying, tannic, and faintly gummycaramelized wood resin.

  • Score: 92 Points

    Wine Image Burghound Author: Allen Meadows'
    Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2009

    This is even fresher with perfect integration of the wood as is allows the very ripe liqueur of raspberry and cassis nose to have center stage before sliding gracefully into the full-bodied and utterly delicious flavors that are both dense and textured, all wrapped in a minerally and slightly firmer finish that goes on and on. Terrific.

  • Score: 89 Points

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

    Good deep red with ruby highlights. Serious nose offers fresh black cherry, minerals and dark chocolate. Dense, lush and sweet; less brisk than the Champans but distinctly creamier, with ripe dark berry and bitter chocolate flavors. Finishes with rather suave, fine-grained tannins and lovely spicy lift. The crop level here was barely 17 hectoliters per hectare, according to enologist Gublin.

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