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    Domaine Henri Delagrange, Volnay Premier Cru "Clos des Chenes" 2018-MagnumOpusWines
    Domaine Henri Delagrange, Volnay Premier Cru "Clos des Chenes" 2018-MagnumOpusWines

    Domaine Henri Delagrange, Volnay Premier Cru "Clos des Chenes" 2021

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    Volnay 1er Cru Clos Des Chenes
    Volnay 1er Cru Clos Des Chenes
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    100% Pinot Noir from 0.65 hectare, 80 years old plot. Density: 10,000 vines per hectare. Soil: Bathonian limestone, stony and ferruginous. Manual harvest. Alcoholic fermentation 18 days in open, temperature-controlled, stainless steel vats; very little punching down and some pumping over. Ageing 12 months in barrels (15% new barrels), then the whole cuvée is returned to stainless steel vats for another six months. Only 4000 bottles produced. 

    With a beautiful ruby colour, its robe appears luminous and very intense. On the nose, a delicate scent of violets awakens the senses, followed by delicate aromas of red fruits (wild strawberry, cherry) and sweet spices. On the palate, its tannins are silky, velvety and elegant. Very charming, this Volnay Premier Cru is simply irresistible.

    Poultry and delicate meats are ideal partners for this Volnay: a roasted guinea fowl or a veal haunch with morels will do it justice. It pairs well with mild cheese, such as Comté or Chaource. Serve at 14 to 16°C. 

    Six generations of winegrowers built and shaped the estate over time. Today, the seventh generation has taken up the baton and will continue our family history.

    The 2017 vintage bears the mark of Alexis Delagrange, the eldest son of Hélène and Didier, now working at the estate.

    Following his studies in Beaune wine school, the young man gained experience at Domaine Jacques Prieur in Meursault. He then travelled through the vineyards of the ‘new world’, taking him to the renowned wineries of Vriesenhof in South Africa, Bethel Heights in Oregon, Fromm Winery in New Zealand and Cupitt’s Family in Australia. Immersed in these varied terroirs, Alexis discovered another approach to the most elegant and fragile of grape varieties, Pinot Noir, and learned about others too. He was enriched by a new vision of viticulture in all its diversity, complexity and subtlety.

    Inspired by this world tour and deeply attached to his roots, Alexis brings a new perspective, with a subtle blend of modernity and tradition, of progress and respect for the land.

    Alexis’s younger brothers are discreetly following in his footsteps. Benjamin Delagrange, with an eye on the world of the wine trade, and Arthur Delagrange, with an agricultural diploma (BTS) in wine growing and oenology, have each joined the world of their elders in turn, and they have become part of the family’s vinous wine history in their own way.

    The three men share the same passion for wine and a deep attachment to the family estate and the land at the centre of it all.

    Protecting nature means safeguarding our heritage and our terroirs.
    This is why the majority of the work at the estate takes place in the vineyard.

    We believe in less intervention, we take our cue from our vines and respect their natural life cycle, above all.

    We have adopted a reasoned approach, adding organic matter, for example, and managing the ploughing to preserve the richness of the living soil.

    The goal: To grow vigorous plants and harvest fruit with perfect phenolic ripeness.

    Vinification can then be managed without much intervention. Extraction is slower and gentler than before, and vatting lasts longer. The human touch is there to monitor, control and adjust, while keeping a respectful distance to avoid distorting the character of the terroir – it should be allowed to express itself.