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Volnay, Champans, 1er Cru, 2013


Colour: Red
Producer: Marquis d'Angerville
Region: Burgundy
Appellation: Volnay
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir

Volnay, Champans, 1er Cru, 2013

1 case
Equiv. £72.50 per bottle
1 case
Equiv. £83.33 per bottle

Tasting Note:

The most voluptuous and generous of the Domaine's Volnays, this caresses the palate with its smooth yet bright red berry and damson fruit flavours. Suave but with a fine tannic spice, ripe but lively and fresh; as seductive and harmonious a Volnay you could find. A big vineyard in the middle of prime Premier Cru Volnay territory on the south side of the village below Taillepieds, well-exposed to the south-east. The soil is redder here than higher up the slope. At the top of the vineyard the soil is very rocky but becomes deeper and more clay influenced towards the bottom of the slope, giving some of the most complete Volnays that, despite ageing very well, can be extremely rewarding in youth.

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