Volnay Clos des Santenots 1er Cru
Domaine Jacques Prieur
2015 Exceptional sunshine!
The year 2015 profited from completely exceptional climatic conditions with surplus sunning,
very weak pluviometry and very high temperatures in June and July.
The strong luminosity and heat marked this year with accelerated vegetative cycle and certain
stages such as flowering at the beginning of June and ripening at the beginning of August were
Harvests at Domaine Jacques Prieur started on 3rd September for Chardonnays and on 7th
September for the Pinot Noirs.
2015 can be illustrated as an extremely early vintage and it stands next to 2003, 2007 and 2011.
The first tastings show generous white wines and refined red 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 20 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 : 18 months
PRESS AND REVIEWS