Wine Region: Burgundy - France
Grape: Pinot Noir
Tasting notes: "The 2017 Volnay 1er Cru Les Santenots is one of the richest, most powerful wines in the cellar this year, exhibiting aromas of smoked meats, plums, cassis and spices. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, dense and chewy, with an abundance of chalky structuring tannin and an expansive finish." - William Kelley, The Wine Advocate
About the winery:
Part of the fifth generation, Nicolas joined the family estate in 1994. After a few experiences in the four corners of France and South Africa, he created his own Domaine in 1997. Today, both Domaines are merged, representing 17 hectares and more than thirty appellations. Nicolas believes that the future of wine lies in innovation rather than sticking to the rules of the past. The vineyard is managed sustainably and also takes into account the lunar influence both for the work of the vine and for the development and ageing of the wines.
Wine Advocate: 92+/100