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Domaine Antonin Guyon Volnay 1er Cru ‘Clos des Chênes’ 2005

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6 x 750ml

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Domaine Antonin Guyon is one of the most prestigious estates in the Côte d’Or, as well as one of the largest family-owned wineries in the region. It was started in the 1960s by Antonin Guyon with parcels of land in Gevrey and Meursault. Today, the massive 47 hectare property is controlled and operated today by Antonin’s sons, Dominique and Michel and produces wines of impeccable quality from 15 different appellations, which includes many renowned villages from the region.

Domaine Antonin Guyon has become a firm favorite of wine lovers and connoisseurs worldwide for its exceptional range of wines, particularly its Premiers and Grands Crus. The brothers indeed pay painstaking detail to quality at every stage in the winemaking process. Each wholly-owned vineyard is impeccably kept, for example, and, during harvest picking is done 100% by hand; the goal is to get grapes to the cellars within 30 minutes, where they are then sorted for a second time. The harvesters are also intimately familiar with the vineyards, some participating for 25 years and more.

VOLNAY is located in the Côte de Beaune. Clos des Chènes is one of the most well known Premier Crus of the region located near the top of the Volnay Slope, facing due east. Soils here are predominantly limestone based and quite rocky. Grapes are hand-harvested and then carried in small boxes to the winery, where they are sorted. Fermentation takes place for 20 days in open wooden vats at a controlled temperature, with punching down. Wine is aged in French oak barrels, 40% of which are new.

TASTING NOTES:
“An absolutely gorgeous nose blends red, black and blueberry fruit aromas plus notes of violets, earth and hints of spice and smoke that complement perfectly the rich, full and admirably powerful big-boned flavours supported by dense but fine tannins and outstanding length. This is a classic Clos de Chènes, which means that it’s a powerful wine by the usual standards of Volnay and built to ago for the better part of a decade.” – Allen Meadows (AM90-92)