Volnay, Clos des Ducs, 1er Cru
Marquis d'Angerville

Volnay, Clos des Ducs, 1er Cru, 2007


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2007
12x75cl
DP
£2,558.46


Marquis d'Angerville, Volnay, Clos des Ducs, 1er Cru, 2007

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Tasting Notes


Maturity:
Drink Up

ABV:
13.5 %

Notes

Regal, statuesque Volnay, as usual the most backward and reticent of d'Angerville's wines but there is huge potential waiting to burst out of the glass. One of the most deeply profound Volnays in 2007, this exhibits layer after layer of sweet cherry, bramble, mineral and plum character that expand greatly with further aeration, ripe sweet and fresh with a defining backbone.

Critics score


Score:
93

100

Source:
Stephen Tanzer, Vinous

Date:
10/2019

Notes
The Clos des Ducs Lutte Raisonnée, made from vines that were treated with phytosanitary products against oidium and mildew in spring: Aromas of strawberry, rose petal, smoke, leather and earth became increasingly perfumed with air. Intensely flavored and fresh; not especially fleshy but really stands out for its inner-mouth perfumed lift and dominant strawberry and raspberry fruit character. Still a touch of leathery reduction throughout, but this wine is elegant and gripping, finishing with slowly rising length and substantial tannins that saturate the roof of the mouth. A separate cuvée, which Angerville called Biodynamic, also made from the upper part of the Clos des Ducs: Deeper, thicker and richer but more reduced and a bit lower-toned than the Lutte Raisonnée--less fruity and more about soil. Its tannins were also quite strong and building. Though close in quality to the Lutte Raisonnée, it was less fun to drink. The actual commercial release of the 2007 Clos des Ducs: Good medium red. An initial element of reduction dissipated to reveal lovely red fruit and floral perfume. Wonderfully silky and suave on the palate, with ripe raspberry, cherry, strawberry and rose petal flavors framed by ripe acidity (this wine's pH was the highest of all the vintages in the tasting and yet it shows lovely balance). Distinctly elegant, tender, classic Volnay premier cru with great appeal--and better than the two lots made from the top of the clos. Finishes juicy and gripping, with very refined tannins and subtle rising length. An excellent example of its vintage. (13.6% alcohol; September 7 harvest; 37 h/h; 3.84 pH; Angerville presented two components of this wine followed by the actual commercial release):

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France

region:
Burgundy

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Marquis d'Angerville

Marquis d'Angerville

A truly great Burgundian domaine with an illustrious history that began in 1804, Domaine Marquis d'Angerville first made a name for itself in the early 1900s when Sem, Marquis d'Angerville, pioneered domaine-bottled Burgundy alongside his friend Henri Gouges. The estate was inherited by his son Jacques in 1952, who took the domaine to ever greater heights over an extraordinary and brilliant career spanning 52 vintages. In 2003 the current proprietaire, Guillaume, Marquis d'Angerville, took over after his father Jacques' tragic and premature passing.

This wonderful Volnay estate Domaine spans 15 ha in total, of which 12 are devoted to Volnay - the vast majority of which are Premiers Crus. The Domaine's vineyards are no more than 15 minutes' walk from each other, yet the resulting wines boast such different personalities. These are Burgundies that not only offer immense pleasure and drinkability, they also represent a veritable masterclass in the effect of terroir on wine. The jewel in the domaine's crown is, without question, the Clos des Ducs, Monopole. One of the great crus of the Cote de Beaune, the earliest records of Clos des Ducs, can be found in 1507. The size of the Clos then is exactly the same as it is today 2.15 ha or 52 ouvrees

Guillaume is meticulous and shows an unstinting commitment to producing the best wine he can whilst staying faithful to Volnay's special terroir. The vine growing and winemaking is based on the philosophy of respecting and working with nature. The Domaine's move to Bio-dynamic viticulture in 2006 is central to this, a process that began with the appointment the year before of the talented Francois Duvivier as regisseur, to oversee this conversion. Rigorous manual work is carried out in the vineyard, therefore, whilst the winemaking is as gentle and respectful to the wines as possible. These are polished Volnays of purity, precision and style, nothing is over-done or out of balance, extractions are soft and new oak is no more than it needs to be, a maximum of 20%. The characteristics of grape, vintage and terroir resonate brightly through each wine.

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