This is Rougeot’s most structured, powerhouse wine that will age gracefully for decades. This wine spent 18 months in barrel (35% new). Produced using organic/biodynamic farming practices, hand-harvested, native yeast fermentation, no added sulfur, and bottled unfined / unfiltered.
Volnay ‘Les Santenots’ is technically located in the village of Meursault, though vignerons discovered long ago that there is a larger demand for Volnay than Meursault Rouge and wisely arranged to label reds from their northernmost vineyards as Volnay.
A Santenots as pretty as it is sweet. This is arguably the best premier cru vineyard in Volnay, often referred to as a Tête de Cuvée. Hints of leather, black plum, cherry and peony, similar aromas to the Pommard, but without the tannin. Secondary notes of mocha coffee and cooked tarragon followed by the Santenots raspberry and strawberry. The mouth is round and supple with silky tannins and a long finish. Drink now through 2035. This is truly an outstanding wine for a special evening.
Organic farming practices, native yeast fermentation and only 333 cases produced.
Enjoy with creamy mushroom chicken, duck confit, rack of lamb or Roasted Black Bass with Orange-Flower Water.
This is not over-oaked California Chardonnay, and it’s not searingly acidic French Chardonnay. It’s Oregon Chardonnay through and through; the perfectly subtle and level-headed middle sister we all wish we’d see more of.
Organic farming practices, dry-farmed, hand-harvested, native yeast fermentation, and unfined/unfiltered.