Volnay 1er Cru `Les Santenots`

Volnay

Domaine Glantenay

Guillaume Glantenay is the sixth generation of his family to run this domaine,...

which he took over from his father in 2013. His father still works the estate’s eight hectares of vineyard, four of which are in Volnay, while Guillaume runs the new cuverie. For those who remember the wines from his father’s time, Guillaume has brought a greater elegance to the wines, and a lovely purity of fruit. He uses about 15-20% whole bunch to lift the perfumes and low toast oak to support rather than mask these aromas.

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Vineyards

The vineyard is located on the boundary of Volnay and Meursault. Soils here are a mixture of stony clay and limestone and the vines are guyot trained. The crops are tended to by hand and are consistently monitored during the year in order to keep the amount of treatments required to a minimum. The particularity of the Santenots, situated exclusively in the village of Meursault, is that it is called “Meursault Santenots” if the vines are planted with Chardonnay grapes, and “Volnay Santenots” if they’re planted with Pinot Noir grapes.

Vintage Information

Spring was warm and dry, leading to a fairly early budbreak and an uneventful flowering in early June but a violent Hailstorm sprayed the vineyard this year again, on June 28th. The sunny condition during September gave to the grapes a good maturation for the harvest, that started on September, 12th.

Vinification

Fermentation took place in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. The wine was matured in 30% new oak barrels for between 15 and 18 months.

Tasting Notes

Cherry is the overwhelming perfume on this Premier Cru. Black cherries are supported by blackberries and raspberries. Lovely tannins on the palate, and beautiful finesse.

Vintage Information

Vintage 2014
Grape varieties 100% Pinot Noir
Region Volnay, Burgundy
Winemaker Guillaume Glantenay
Alcohol (ABV) 13%
Acidity 6.32g/l
Wine pH 3.3