Light label condition issue; light writing on label
ITEM 8303547 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar; Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner
Soft garnet and light ruby rim. Intoxicating nose of black cherry cola, morels, underbrush, high-toned spice notes. Plush, full-bodied. On the palate black cherry and cola, slightly chewy with gripping tannin. A rather masculine Volnay.
Cuvée Gauvain comes from plots in Les Santenots du Milieu and Les Plures. The total area of the vineyards is 3.5 acres and they are located on hillsides on Volnay’s southern border. The cuvée is named for Bernard Gauvain, a wealthy land owner who left everything to the Hospice de la Charité when he died in 1804. His widow later bequeathed their magnificent home to the municipality and it is now the seat of the Union of Burgundy Negociants. Wines from the Volnay-Santenots hillsides are among the first in the area to ripen, and they are prized as the source for rich, complex and elegant wines. Christie's Auction Catalog: Aromas are vibrant and fresh, with the palate showing beautiful, full fruitiness. There are gentle, finely-balanced tannins, with a harmonious aftertaste of real elegance.