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

Volnay, Clos des Ducs, 1er Cru, 2015


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2015
6x75cl
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£1,129.22


Marquis d'Angerville, Volnay, Clos des Ducs, 1er Cru, 2015

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Tasting Notes


Maturity:
Keep

ABV:
13.5 %

Notes

Another wine, like Taillepieds, that seems to have become a jot finer and more accessible in its youth over the last couple of vintages. Clos des Ducs always has a touch of brooding mystery to it, only ever offering a glimpse of what lies beneath. And so it is with the 2015, an awe-inspiring effort. Deep, complex, with cooling earth, stone and mineral components at its core, garlanded by such suave bramble, tayberry and loganberry fruit. There is great force and energy here but nothing sticks out. Sophisticated, stylish and noble. One of the great Clos des Ducs. The 52 ‘ouvrees’ or 2.15 hectares that this great Clos vineyard spans, measure exactly the same as in the early part of the 16th century, its earliest recorded mention. The poor soils and steep, well-drained slope of this limestone/ marne vineyard tilts towards the south and the wines typically boast contrasting elegance and structure. Complex and harmonious, they have a great ageing capacity.


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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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