Volnay 1er Cru Santenots
About this winery
Founded in 1825, Domaine Faiveley is one of Burgundy's greatest domaines. Originally the company was a classic negotiant business, based in Nuits St. Georges and engaged in the buying and selling of wine but not the production of it. After seven generations of steadily acquiring properties throughout the Cotes de Nuits, the Cotes de Beaune, Cotes Chalonnaise and now Chablis, the Faiveley family have established themselves as the most important vineyard owners in Burgundy, with 120 hectares of...
Notes about product
Arguably the most famous of the 1er Crus of Volnay; the 55 acre vineyard of Santenots is split into multiple sections directly on the border with Meursault. Domaine Faiveley produces this selection from a 1.25 acre parcel in the heart of the vineyard known as Santenots-du-Mileu. Soils here are made up of limestone gravel and dark brown silt and exposure is due east.
Grapes are hand harvested and sorted upon arrival at the domaine. Following a 18-20 day maceration the must undergoes primary fermentation in a combination of stainless steel and wooden vats. The young wines are aged in 30% lightly toasted new oak barrels for 14 to 16 months.
A beautiful intense red. Distinguished aromas of red fruits and a few woody notes on the nose. The wine reveals itself on the palate with spicy and fruity notes, and delicate smoky and toasty flavors. This is a well-structured wine, which has fine volume accompanied by a certain roundness.