Volnay, Santenots, 1er Cru
    Robert Ampeau

    Volnay, Santenots, 1er Cru,



    Robert Ampeau, Volnay, Santenots, 1er Cru, 1999

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Robert Ampeau, Volnay, Santenots, 1er Cru, 1999

    Reticent initially; notes of redcurrant and herb soon develop in the glass into altogether sweeter more voluptuous flavours. A complex and really quite muscular wine with plenty of ripe fruit on the finish to balance. The longer this is the in the glass the sweeter, fuller and more impressive this becomes; revealing wonderful notes of Asian spice and liquorice mixed with red cherry, raspberry and bramble.



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    Robert Ampeau

    Robert Ampeau

    Robert Ampeau for decades ran one of the most respected estates in Burgundy, many of the top growers in the region to this day have great bottles of his Volnays, Meursaults or Pulignys, nestled away in their cellars. Robert gradually passed the running of the Domaine over to his son, Michel, until passing away in 1994. Michel took on his father’s great and unique work. The vines are immaculate, grass is left between each row to control the vines’ water consumption (Robert Ampeau was a pioneer of this practice.) This is not Burgundy’s most high tech Domaine, that is its charm, but the work is hard and the search for quality is meticulous. Domaine Robert Ampeau is unique in bottling its wines up early then ageing the wine in bottle, released when deemed ready for drinking. Quite how, financially this is achieved, particularly when their pricing is so reasonable, is impossible to comprehend. As they do the ageing themselves in bottle it also means a lot of energy and effort is spent on sourcing only the best quality of cork. The wines are fermented, without stalks, in cement cuves followed by ageing in barriques (largely used oak) for 10 months. The wines are usually bottled the summer following the harvest. The cellar here is wonderful, an impressive sea of mature bottles that will offer some of the greatest Burgundian drinking experiences you will have. This is truly one of the regions great treasures.

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