Volnay 1er Cru "Frémiets" 2007 - Magnum - Comte Armand

AOC, Burgundy, 1er Cru Volnay

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Domaine du Comte Armand, or Domaine des Épeneaux, belongs to the Comte Armand family since 1828.

Clos des Épeneaux, a 5 hectares plot, is a monopoly of the domain, and produces a very famous Pommard.

Domaine du Comte Armand aims to produce wines expressing their terroir.

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Vintage
2007
Format
150 cl
Color
Red Wine
Grape Variety
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Volnay
Region
Bourgogne, Côte de Beaune
Producer
Domaine du Comte Armand
Serving T°
15°C
Burghound Rating
89-92
Classification
1er Cru
Climat
Frémiets
Producer: Domaine du Comte Armand
Domaine du Comte Armand

Legendary wine estate in Pommard

 

The Comte Armand Estate is closely related to the Marey-Monge family (the same one that had a hand in the creation of the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti we all know today). The daughter of Nicolas-Joseph Marey and Charlotte Émilie Monge, called Françoise Claudine Clotilde Marey-Monge, married Count Jean-François Armand in 1826. The latter was given a dowry by his father-in-law: the Clos des Épeneaux (a 9 hectares parcel of vineyard, located in the commune of Pommard, on the Côte de Beaune).

As for the wine estate itself, formerly called the "Fief de Drancy", the Armand family inherited it in 1828. Since then, the vineyard and the estate have never left the family's side, not even after the first count's death in 1883. Over the years, the estate grew larger, due to the owners buying quite a few more grapevines in Auxey-Duresses and Volnay. In 1984, under the direction of Jean-François' grandson, Roger Ernest Marie Joseph Armand, the total surface of the vineyard was 9 hectares.

That same year, the Armand family entered a partnership with a Quebec winemaker newly arrived in Burgundy: Pascal Marchand. He was the one who launched the Comte Armand Estate into orbit. On his very first day, he made the choice to bottle and sell the wines at the estate. He also started the switch to biodynamics in 1985, which was complete in 1992. Thanks to Pascal, biodiversity became worthy of celebration, the yields were lowered drastically and the chemical fertilizers were entirely banned.

Today, Oliver Armand is in charge of the family wine estate. He is the son of Gabriel Armand (a man who did a tremendous work modernizing the equipment and improving the overall quality of the cuvées) and the great-great-great grandson of Jean-François, the original founder of the Comte Armand Estate. Oliver is currently working with Paul Zinetti, a genius cellar master. Together, they seek to reinvigorate the estate while remaining faithful to the family traditions. Each year, 42,000 bottles (mainly red wine) are produced by the Comte Armand Estate, with 40% coming from the famous Clos des Épeneaux.

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