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.
Similar in style to the Clos de Santenots, but with a bit more of an open style showcasing bright berry fruit, perfume and spice.
"(from young vines Clos des Santenots). A very subtle hint of wood frames ripe raspberry, violet and earth aromas that give way to rich, fleshy and velvety middle weight flavors that possess fine volume and good phenolic maturity to the supporting tannins on the admirably lengthy finish. Lovely juice."
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