2017 Domaine Glantenay Volnay Les Brouillards 1er Cru

Year: 2017
Appellation: Cote de Beaune
Country: France
Burghound: 90-93
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.1%
Price :
$49.95

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"Moderate wood frames the pretty essence of red currant, plum, violet, lilac and a whiff of spice. There is a highly seductive, indeed almost creamy, mouth feel to the lacy yet punchy middle weight flavors that also evident plenty of minerality on the youthfully austere finale. Classic Brouillards." (BH)

Producer note:
The young Guillaume Glantenay, and his sister Sarah, professed themselves to be "very happy with both the quality and the quantity and particularly so after the disaster that was 2016 in terms of yields. In fact 2017 is the first year since we started in 2013 where we had a full crop. We began picking the whites on the 30th of August and then attacked the reds on the 31st. In 2016 we did 3 weeks of vatting but in 2017 it was extended by another week to make a full month. The vinifications were soft but in a vintage where there were good yields, we wanted to be sure to obtain the materials that were there without pushing the extractions to be sure not to have wines with bitter tannins. As to the wines, they are elegant, pure and particularly well-balanced yet they should have no difficulty aging for the medium-term." As I have already pointed out to readers, this is a domaine to watch carefully as this is a team with talent and the vineyards to make some great wines. I was told that the 2017s would be bottled without fining or filtration. (BH)

Winery Notes:
1 Hectare; 55-80 year old vines located on the lower slope on the Pommard border (below Fremiets); 100% barrel aged, 30% whole-cluster fermentation; 33% new oak for 16 months. Ripe blackberry fruits, tree bark and earth are the focus on the nose. The palate the wine is thick and complex with tones of dark fruits, grilled meat, savory herbs, forest floor, clay earthy structure; the fish is a continuation with some calcaire notes adding freshness. Really outstanding!