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.
"(these vines were harvested on October 8): Bright, deep red with darker highlights. Sexy aromas of red and darker fruits lifted by a floral element. Suave, supple and vinous, offering an agreeable early balance to the berry and floral flavors. Finishes with nicely buffered tannins and sneaky persistence. Lovely fruit here."
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