2012 Volnay, 1er Cru Champans, Marquis d'Angerville

2012 Volnay, 1er Cru Champans, Marquis d'Angerville

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2012 Volnay, 1er Cru Champans, Marquis d'Angerville

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The 2012 Volnay 1er Cru Champans was showing signs of closing down since I tasted it the previous year. There are still those strawberry and cranberry aromas but they are hidden in this wine's tight fist. The palate is medium-bodied, the tannins just hardened up since 2014, very well balanced as before and yet the structure is more pronounced on the finish. It may go into a sulk for two or three years, so do not be afraid to put this away in your cellar.
Neal Martin - 28/04/2016

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Domaine Marquis d'Angerville

Domaine Marquis d'Angerville

Domaine Marquis D’Angerville controls vineyards in some of the most enviable communes of Burgundy, including Clos des Ducs, Champans, Cailleret and L’Ormeau, all Premier Crus.
 
There is a rigorous and selective winemaking process, with true dedication being put in to create excellent red and white wines.
 

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Volnay

Volnay

The finest and most elegant red wines of the Côte de Beaune are grown in Volnay, a village which might be twinned with Chambolle- Musigny in the Côte de Nuits, for the high active chalk content in the soil and comparatively low clay content.

Whereas in earlier times Volnay was made in a particularly light, early drinking style, these days there are many producers making wines which age extremely well. The best vineyards run either side of the RN73 trunk road.
  • 98 hectares of village Volnay
  • 115 hectares of Premier Cru vineyards (35 in all). The finest include Les Taillepieds, Clos des Chênes, Champans, Caillerets (including Clos des 60 Ouvrées) and Santenots in Meursault.
  • Recommended producers:  LafargeLafonde Montille

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Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is probably the most frustrating, and at times infuriating, wine grape in the world. However when it is successful, it can produce some of the most sublime wines known to man. This thin-skinned grape which grows in small, tight bunches performs well on well-drained, deepish limestone based subsoils as are found on Burgundy's Côte d'Or.

Pinot Noir is more susceptible than other varieties to over cropping - concentration and varietal character disappear rapidly if yields are excessive and yields as little as 25hl/ha are the norm for some climats of the Côte d`Or.

Because of the thinness of the skins, Pinot Noir wines are lighter in colour, body and tannins. However the best wines have grip, complexity and an intensity of fruit seldom found in wine from other grapes. Young Pinot Noir can smell almost sweet, redolent with freshly crushed raspberries, cherries and redcurrants. When mature, the best wines develop a sensuous, silky mouth feel with the fruit flavours deepening and gamey "sous-bois" nuances emerging.

The best examples are still found in Burgundy, although Pinot Noir`s key role in Champagne should not be forgotten. It is grown throughout the world with notable success in the Carneros and Russian River Valley districts of California, and the Martinborough and Central Otago regions of New Zealand.

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Critics reviews

The Wine Advocate91/100
The Wine Advocate91/100
The 2012 Volnay 1er Cru Champans was showing signs of closing down since I tasted it the previous year. There are still those strawberry and cranberry aromas but they are hidden in this wine's tight fist. The palate is medium-bodied, the tannins just hardened up since 2014, very well balanced as before and yet the structure is more pronounced on the finish. It may go into a sulk for two or three years, so do not be afraid to put this away in your cellar.
Neal Martin - 28/04/2016 Read more