Volnay Clos Des Santenots 1er Cru
Domaine Jacques Prieur
A very big thank you to September !
Under the influence of a soft and damp winter and hot and dry spring, the vine growth cycle
began earlier than usual, by the end of March. Therefore, 2014 was immediately placed among
the earliest vintages of the last two decades.
But this changed overnight.
On Saturday, 28th June, a violent hailstorm that we will hardly forget soon, has destroyed the
heart of the Côte de Beaune together with Burgundy producers' optimism regarding the
beautiful 2014 vintage potential.
From this date, the weather conditions throughout July and August were particularly marked by
high humidity and cool temperatures (especially in August) ... and then a miracle happened!!!
From 1st September long awaited summer finally arrived. Thanks to dry, warm and sunny
weather most grapes reached the desired maturity. Pinot Noir demanded great vigilance in
choosing the optimal harvest date and required a very rigorous sorting. As for Chardonnay,
patience paid off and it was picked when it reached an equilibrium between perfect maturity
and excellent health.
We started harvests on Tuesday, 16th September.
The first tastings feature fruity and delicate red wines and extraordinarily aromatic, fresh and
lively white wines.
G R A P E V A R I E T Y & P L O T S I Z E
Grape variety : 100% Pinot Noir on a 1.19 hectare plot
T E R R O I R
Located in the heart of Les Santenots du Milieu, with brown soil rich in magnesium on a layer
of hard, rounded limestone.
Steep slope with perfect natural drainage. Situated in the middle of the slope facing due east.
V I N I F I C A T I O N & A G E I N G
The grapes were handpicked into small crates, then sorted and totally destemmed. The wine
stayed on the skins for 18 days in temperature-controlled open oak vats. Pigeage (punching
down the cap) was done twice a day during alcoholic fermentation.
100% malolactic fermentation
The wine was aged entirely in new oak barrels.
Duration of barrel ageing : 17 months
PRESS AND REVIEWS