Tasting notes for the Volnay Champans 1er cru 2021 - Marquis d'Angerville
EYE: The robe of this Volnay Champans unfolds in a deep ruby hue, suggesting the youthfulness of this vintage. Its clear and brilliant aspect promises a lively experience on the palate.
NOSE: From the initial olfactory encounter, this wine unveils a complex and enticing aromatic palette. Red fruit aromas such as cherry and raspberry harmoniously mingle with delicate floral notes. Subtle woody accents bear witness to well-controlled aging, with a slight spicy touch enhancing the bouquet.
MOUTH: On the palate, the wine displays an elegant and balanced structure. Fine and silky tannins delicately envelop the palate. The freshness of red fruits persists, accompanied by a subtle minerality that bestows a beautiful complexity. The long and savory finish leaves a subtle imprint of vanilla and spices.
In short: The Volnay Champans 1er Cru 2021 from the Marquis d'Angerville stands out for its balance and finesse. While perfect for tasting as it is now, it possesses an interesting aging potential, with a harmonious evolution expected over the next 8 to 10 years. In terms of pairing, opt for delicate dishes such as roasted poultry, mushroom risottos, or even grilled salmon. Its versatility makes it a wise choice for refined meals.
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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