Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Chênes 2013

SKU/Code: 
DB7336-13
Product Line: 
Red
Varietal: 
Pinot Noir
Country: 
France
Region: 
Burgundy
Bouley, Jean-Marc

From 45 and 65 year-old vines planted in a rocky, chalk and clay soil with south-east exposure. This is the highest 1er Cru in Volnay. The bunches are very small with millerandange, giving the wine a natural concentration. 40% whole cluster fermentation. Aged for 20 months in barrel, 50% new.

90-92 points
"This is quite densely fruited with its markedly floral and earth-inflected aromas of both red and dark berries. There is a fine sense of vibrancy to the utterly delicious medium weight plus flavors that display ample minerality and focused power on the impressively long, serious and quite firmly structured finale. This is definitely a wine for the patient."
Allen Meadows,
Burghound
, Issue 58 April 2015
92 points
"Firm and tensile, this red evokes flowers, berry fruit and mineral aromas and flavors. Fluid and crisp, with a spice element emerging on the finish. Best from 2018 through 2029. 110 cases made."
Bruce Sanderson,
Wine Spectator
, July 2016