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. Hand-harvested and the grapes are sorted in the vineyard on the vine. When the grapes arrive at the winery they all go on the sorting table to refine the sorting. The grapes are then brought gently into the stainless steel vat with 90% of whole cluster for alcoholic fermentation. There is 1 or 2 cap punching during the vatting period and the extraction of the tannins, colors and flavors happens within the three weeks of the vatting period and some pumping overs. After the wine is pumped into oak barrels (35% new oak barrels used), the wine undergoes an 18-month maturation before bottling.
Organic Farming Practices.