Tasting notes for the Volnay 1er Cru "Clos des Ducs" 1997 - Marquis d'Angerville
EYE: Evolved ruby red hue, revealing amber nuances along the edges, a testament to its time spent in the bottle.
NOSE: The matured aromas of this vintage offer a complex symphony. Notes of stewed red fruits, black cherry, and candied plum intertwine with subtle hints of leather, undergrowth, and tobacco. An elegant spicy undertone delicately persists in the background.
MOUTH: The mouthfeel discloses a silky texture with melted tannins. Persistent flavors of ripe fruits are accompanied by nuances of cocoa and coffee. The well-present structure imparts a certain richness, while the prolonged finish unveils hints of truffle and licorice.
In short: The Volnay 1er Cru "Clos des Ducs" 1997 from the Marquis d'Angerville is at its peak, revealing remarkable complexity and elegance. Best enjoyed without delay, it can still be cellared for 2 to 3 years. To accompany this exceptional wine, consider pairing it with refined dishes such as venison fillet with wild mushrooms or aged cheese, for a gastronomic experience that embodies subtlety.
Other appellations from this estate: Volnay 1er cru Clos des Ducs, Volnay 1er cru Caillerets, Volnay 1er cru Champans, Volnay 1er cru Clos des Angles, Volnay 1er cru Fremiet, Volnay 1er cru Mitans, Volnay 1er cru Pitures, Volnay 1er cru Taillepieds, Volnay Village Grandchamps, Volnay Village Pluchots, Meursault 1er cru Meursault-Santenots, Pommard 1er cru Combes-Dessus, Bourgogne Rouge, Bourgogne Passetoutgrain, Bourgogne Blanc, Bourgogne Aligoté...
The very first mention of the Domaine Marquis d'Angerville and its vineyard was found in 1507, when it still belonged to the famous Dukes of Burgundy. At the time, the estate was known as the "Clos des Ducs". In 1804, the Baron du Mesnil bought the Volnay property, which is how it came into the d'Angerville family. Nearly a century later, in 1888, the Baron's great-grandnephew, Sem d'Angerville, inherited the estate.
He waited until 1906 to become its full-time manager. The Clos des Ducs had been completely abandoned after the phylloxera epidemic that had ravaged the vineyard during the late 19th century. Sem brought it back on its feet and founded the Domaine du Marquis d'Angerville. As a fierce advocate for authentic wines, he decided to embottle his own production, going against the dubious ethics of various Beaune merchants.
In his fight against appellation fraud, he helped create the Institut National des Appellations (current INAO), founded in 1935. When he died in 1952, his son Jacques d'Angerville was next in line to take care of the family domain. In love with quality products and involved in many professional wine institutions like Sem was, Jacques solidified the reputation of the estate and dedicated his entire life to Volnay.
In 2003, the current owner Guillaume d'Angerville, is continuing his father's work. Named "Major Burgundian Producer of the 20th Century" by the wine guide Bettane & Desseauve, he represents the sixth generation at the helm of the Domaine Marquis d'Angerville. Seeing the rise of organic winemaking techniques in 2003, he decided to switch to biodynamics three years later, adding some modernity to ancestral family customs.
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