All wines stored at 55° and 70% humidity
Clos des Chênes comes from just a 0.43-hectare parcel of vines planted in 1951 and 1971 near the vineyard's upper portion. Grapes are mostly de-stemmed, fermentation takes place in concrete, and élevage is in 20% new French oak barrels.
As Burgundy is the backbone of our selections, you can imagine the #1 question I receive is on recommendations for under-the-radar and younger producers making waves. There are very few names I put in the same category as Thomas Bouley of Volnay. His top wines walk that high-wire balance between sappy, concentrated fruit and deft incorporation of new wood. Perhaps the biggest change since Thomas took over in 2012 has been the stark fine-ness to the wines.
|Grape Variety||Pinot Noir|