Volnay, Clos de Chênes 1er Cru
Domaine Antonin Guyon
Volnay - Burgundy
100% Pinot Noir
Domaine Antonin Guyon is one of the most prestigious estates in the Côte d’Or, as well as one of the largest family-owned wineries in the region. It was started in the 1960s by Antonin Guyon with parcels of land in Gevrey and Meursault. Today, the massive 47 hectare property is controlled and operated by Antonin’s sons, Dominique and Michel. They produce wines of impeccable quality from 15 different appellations, which includes many renowned villages from the region. An exceptional range of Premier and Grands Crus.TERROIR NOTES
Volnay is located in the Côte de Beaune. Clos des Chènes is one of the most well known Premier Crus of the region located near the top of the Volnay Slope, facing due east. Soils here are predominantly limestone based and quite rocky.WINEMAKING
Grapes are hand-harvested and then carried in small boxes to the winery, where they are sorted. Fermentation takes place for 20 days in open wooden vats at a controlled temperature, with punching down.AGEING
The wine is aged in French oak barrels, 30% of which are new; Estate bottled after 16 months.TASTING NOTES
Very nice and deep ruby robe with aromas of small red fruits. Racy with a nice length in the mouth, this wine shows great richness and beautiful concentration.
To be served with meat in sauce, roasted duck and most cheeses. This wine can be kept for 10–15 years.