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.
Score: 89 PointsDecanter Author: Jeannie Cho Lee, MW
"Perfumed, lifted nose with strawberry and cassis notes. Premier Cru quality with lively cassis and juicy acidity. Long, fine and complex."
Score: 90 PointsBurghound Author: Allen Meadows
"A more expressive nose of liqueur of red berry fruits, spice and warm earth scents gives way to seductively textured and attractively energetic medium-bodied flavors that possess good delineation and plenty of verve on the delicious finish. This is really quite pretty as its well-balanced and harmonious and while it cant match the sheer persistence of the best here, this is more than competent and I especially like the sense of finesse."
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