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Domaine Marquis d'Angerville - Volnay 1er Cru Champans 2017 - 750 ml

Domaine Marquis d'Angerville - Volnay 1er Cru Champans 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 d’Angerville

‘‘The 2017 Volnay 1er Cru Les Champans was showing especially well, bursting with expressive aromas of rose petal, ripe wild berries, blood orange rind and dark chocolate. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, rich and textural, with a layered core of concentrated fruit, fine structuring tannins and a long finish. The suppleness of the vintage has tempered Champans' tendency to structural muscularity but not its fleshy fruit, making for a delightful gourmand wine.’’ William Kelley, Wine Advocate

The domaine has four hectares of Champans, in two plots, making this its largest holding. Whilst the soils at the top resemble the mineral Caillerets, the bottom is deeper and more iron-rich. It tends to be aromatically attractive, the most ‘Vosne’ or ‘Chambolle’-like nose, if you will. Although the perfume was in fact a little mute when tasted, the palate was wonderfully fruit-driven and fleshy, with a red-berried, upfront charm and lovely supple tannins.

OUR NOTES

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.

TECHNICAL SHEET

Country: France

Region: Burgundy

Appellation : Volnay 1er Cru Champans

Producer : Guillaume d’Angerville

Founded : 1805

Size: 3.98 hectares

Grape: 100% Pinot Noir

Age of the vines: 37 years in average

Culture: Organic / Biodynamic