Domaine Marquis d'Angerville - Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2017 - 750 ml
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WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING
“The 2017s show great vitality and concentration, yet they are
airy, almost ethereal in the mouth. The tannins are fine and well-integrated,
providing structure and clear direction. There is brightness and succulence in
this vintage, and unusual approachability at such an early stage.” Guillaume
‘‘The 2017 Bourgogne Pinot Noir bursts with aromas of cherries,
cassis and raspberries. On the palate, it's medium-bodied, pure and succulent,
with a light framing of youthfully chewy tannin.’’ William Kelley, Wine
This comes from vines on the other side of the Route Nationale, called Grande Terre, opposite Volnay. Gratifyingly intense on the nose, with bright, joyful red berries and a nice sucrosity of raspberry fruit on the palate. The tannins are so supple, it feels like you could drink this now.
Domaine Marquis d’Angerville forms part of the very fabric of Volnay. The Clos des Ducs, one of the village’s prime vineyards, lies directly behind the family home of the current Marquis, Guillaume d’Angerville.
The domaine, once part-owned by the Dukes of Burgundy, consists
of 14 hectares of vines. The vast majority of this – 12.5 hectares – is premier
cru, representing over 10% of the total premier cru plantings in Volnay.
Guillaume d’Angerville left the world of finance in Paris to take charge of the
domaine upon the death of his father, Jacques, in 2003. The domaine has been in
the family for over two centuries, having been acquired in 1805. Guillaume has
been supported since 2003 by his brotherin-law, Renaud de Villette, who had
worked with Jacques for many years. François Duvivier is the domaine’s
régisseur (manager), overseeing both the vineyards and the cellar. The Marquis
d’Angerville Pinot Noir clones are unique, producing particularly small grapes,
meaning a high ‘skin to juice ratio’ and so a high level of natural tannins.
The vines were replanted, following phylloxera, by Guillaume’s grandfather,
Sem, shortly after his arrival at the domaine in 1906. A century later, in
2006, the domaine began conversion to biodynamic viticulture and is now wholly
biodynamic. In the cellar, the grapes are cooled before fermentation.
Extraction focuses on remontage (pumping over) rather than pigeage (punching
down). Around a quarter new oak tends to be the maximum. The wines remain in
barrel for 15-18 months and are customarily bottled unfined and unfiltered.
These are the Volnays that we dream of: elegantly perfumed on the nose, with
layered, textured palates. They combine intricate finesse with complexity,
power and long ageing potential. Just occasionally, they display a sense of
weightlessness which takes your breath away, the soaring flavours seemingly
borne from thin air.
Appellation : Bourgogne Rouge
Producer : Guillaume d’Angerville
Grape: 100% Pinot Noir
Culture: Organic /