Region: Burgundy, Volnay
Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol Percentage: 13%
Climate: Semi-continental climate with variations of temperatures
Terroir: Perched high on the Côte de Beaune, Volnay lies on the small mountain of Chaignot, its vines are on an east to south-east facing slope at an altitude of 230 to 370 metres. The Volnay slopes, dropping through 140 metres, has a succession of ferruginous oölitic limestones, usually covered with brownish red loam.
Ageing: 15 days in temperature controlled open tanks, followed by 15 months ageing, including 12 months in vats
Color: Ruby colored
Nose: Subtle aromas such as small red fruit (raspberry and blackberry) and violet
Palate: Lacy, textured and feminine in structure with silky tannins
About the Winery: Based in Volnay, the Delagrange Family owns 32 acres of vineyard located amongst the best terroirs of the Côtes de Beaune. The Estate is run by Didier Delagrange, vinegrower and winemaker who produces high quality Burgundy wines that are vinified and bottled at the Estate. The Domaine’s philosophy can be summarised as follows: Careful, rigorous care of the vines as this is the start, with grapes picked perfectly healthy and at the right moment. The importance of understanding each vintage to preserve the natural balance of the wine and to maintain the traditional character of the wine by intervening as little as possible during vinification.