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2014 Louis Jadot Volnay Les Santenots, 1.5ltr

France Direct
Expected Arrival:
January, 2022

Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery

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RATINGS

90-92The Wine Advocate

...has a fragrant nose of blackcurrant pastilles and crushed violet -- all very tightly wound at the moment. The palate is compact on the entry but well defined with saturated tannin, plenty of citrus-infused black and red fruit with nicely integrated oak...

16.5Jancis Robinson

Smells deeper and richer than the Beaunes. Fuller body – still on the light, elegant side but definitely has more depth in the middle.

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Beaune, Volnay, Santenots

Volnay is a small appellation with just 904 vineyard acres and a town of fewer than 500 residents. Nevertheless, to Burgundy enthusiasts, it's a jewel. Clive Coates calls Volnay “one of the most delightful wines and one of the most rewarding communes in the Côte d’Or.” Robert M. Parker Jr. described Volnay as “the queen of the Côte de Beaune.” Volnay has always been appealing. In the 13th and 14th centuries the powerful Dukes of Burgundy acquired land there and built chateaux. The medieval town sits on the hillside above the vineyards and the appellation is restricted to red wines made of Pinot Noir. Though there are no Grands Crus, there are 35 Premiers Crus. Some reviewers say the lighter soil of Volnay, compared with Pommard to the north, makes Volnay wines more delicate and elegant than wines from neighboring appellations. Robert M. Parker Jr. wrote that Volnay has a “high-quality level of winemaking…The top Volnays possess an immense, seductive fruitiness and lushness…”

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir, 1er (Premier) Cru

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.