Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Chenes 2018 - Domaine du Chateau de Meursault

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This Premier Cru comes from one parcel situated in the upper part of the hill with white clay soils.

WINE DESCRIPTION

The Volnay Clos des Chènes Premier Cru 2018 is a generous and powerful wine of the nose and mouth, it develops a dense aromatic blend of cocoa notes of black fruit and spices. In the mouth it is powerful and with good tannins that guide the finish. The harvest is done manually, to ensure the quality and health of the grapes. After destemming, grapes and must are placed in vats for 15-18 days during which cold maceration takes place for 5-6 days and then alcoholic fermentation. During maceration and fermentation, pumping over is carried out to ensure a more complete maceration and extraction and after the pressing and separation of the wine, it is aged for 15 months in 30% of new barrels and 70% in one or two-year barrels.

CLIMATE

The 2018 harvest surprised both for its abundant quantity and for its exceptional quality. Winter 2017-18 was moderately cold with temperatures sometimes below freezing in the morning but rapidly positive in the afternoon. These cool temperatures are accompanied by high humidity that regularly covers the vines with a beautiful white coat. March is also a bit cold while in the first days of April the temperatures rise. Development is rapid and rainfall is abundant in May and especially in June. At the beginning of June, flowering occurs rapidly in drought conditions very favorable to the development of the bunches. The aquifers are at their maximum and the heat of the day does not allow the humidity to settle, which allows the grapes to develop in exceptionally favorable conditions. At the end of June it is already very hot and the temperatures between 26 June and the end of August will very often be well above the seasonal norms with highs exceeding 30 ° almost daily, interrupted only by a good rain on the 13 August arriving. to refresh the grounds.

TASTING NOTES

This wine is generous and powerful. It possesses dense aromas of cocoa, spices and black fruit. On the palate the wine is rich and full-bodied, with a nice finish rich in tannins.

AGING CAPACITY

Wine with excellent aging potential.

SMALL TIPS

Taste it at a temperature of 16 ° C, paired with venison fillet with Grand Veneur sauce, rabbit ballotine, Saint-Nectaire cheese.

Data sheet

Winery
Domaine du Chateau de Meursault
Denomination
AOC Volnay 1er Cru
Variety
100% Pinot Noir
Nation
France
Production area
Volnay
Region
Burgundy
Year
2018
Gradation
13.5% vol.
Bottle
75 cl
In Vineyard
Conventional Agriculture
Vinification
in vats for 15-18 days during which cold maceration takes place for 5-6 days and then alcoholic fermentation.
Yeast
Indigenous
Aging
Aging for 15 months in barriques and in steel.
Match with
Ideal with fillet and rabbit.
Typology
Red
Serving Temperature
Temperatura 16°C.
Ideal consumption
From 2021 to 2038
Our judgment
93/100
Allergens
Sulphites

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