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Henri Boillot - Volnay 1er Cru "Les Santenots" 2014

Henri Boillot - Volnay 1er Cru "Les Santenots" 2014

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This "Les Santenots" Pinot Noir has an outstanding complexity.

In one generation, Henri Boillot has dramatically increased the quality of his Domaine wines and created a boutique négoce of the highest reputation. The wines, honed by Henri’s prodigious talent, display such a high level of detail and complexity that it is fair to say that they are among the very best representatives of Burgundy’s finest. The Volnay 1er Cru “Les Santenots” vineyard is located in Meursault on the border of Volnay. This vineyard is known for making grapes of such quality they are almost worth Grand Cru status.

The Santenots is spicy on the nose with flavours of plum, wood and dark berries. The palate has a vibrant tension along with a rich mouth feel and a robust finish. This is a grand style. It can be paired with grilled beef, game meat and a large array of cheese. It will benefit from four to five years cellaring and it can be kept up until 2030 or beyond. 100% Pinot Noir.

"This is Guillaume’s first full vintage of red wines made at the Domaine and I can appreciate the slight changes. This Santenots has elegance but doesn’t deny its origin and shows its muscles. The fresh fruit, plum and floral scents are succulent and the mouth fill is impressive of balance and vibrancy."

At Domaine Henri Boillot, the work done in the vineyard is meticulous, following organic practices and aiming to achieve very low yields to naturally concentrate the fruit. The grapes are sorted in the vineyard and harvested by hand. Arriving at the Domaine, the grapes are sorted again and then traditional practices are used to make the wine. However, Henri and his son Guillaume make sure that the must* and then the wine is never overworked. They intervene as little as possible to preserve the essence of the terroir’s identity.

*Must is the term for freshly pressed juice that for a red wine contains the skins, seeds and stems of the fruit. For a white wine must only refers to the juice.

What we say

"This is Guillaume’s first full vintage of red wines made at the Domaine and I can appreciate the slight changes. This Santenots has elegance but doesn’t deny its origin and shows its muscles. The fresh fruit, plum and floral scents are succulent and the mouth fill is impressive of balance and vibrancy."

Technical notes

At Domaine Henri Boillot, the work done in the vineyard is meticulous, following organic practices and aiming to achieve very low yields to naturally concentrate the fruit. The grapes are sorted in the vineyard and harvested by hand. Arriving at the Domaine, the grapes are sorted again and then traditional practices are used to make the wine. However, Henri and his son Guillaume make sure that the must* and then the wine is never overworked. They intervene as little as possible to preserve the essence of the terroir’s identity.

*Must is the term for freshly pressed juice that for a red wine contains the skins, seeds and stems of the fruit. For a white wine must only refers to the juice.





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