Volnay Clos des Santenots 1er Cru

Domaine Jacques Prieur

2016

Burgundy

France

Vintage 2016
26th-28th April: Devastating frost episode!
After a very mild winter and a warm spring weather in the second half of April, the bud break
was advanced but the frost with high level or humidity at the end of the month destroyed the
parcels with the best exposition. After the frost the vine was developing slowly. Acceleration in
growth and the maturity of grapes were possible thanks to very warm and dry summer, with
ripening that started quickly by mid-August. The harvest started on 20th September and the
sanitary condition of the vineyard was perfect.
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 21 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

Alcohol

750ml

Contents

2358

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