Burghound 90-93. "Here the wood treatment is no longer subtle with menthol nuances fighting somewhat with the liqueur-like aromas of both red and dark currant, spice and violet scents. There is excellent volume and mid-palate density to the beguilingly textured flavors that possess that wonderful inner-mouth perfume, all wrapped in a stony, serious, moderately austere and gorgeously long finale. Like a number of wines in the range there is a touch of finishing warmth but overall this is lovely. Moreover, the concentration is such that I don't believe that there will be an issue with successfully integrating the generous oak application." April 2017
VOLNAY 1ER CRU CLOS DES CHENES
Wine Enthusiast: 94/100 This wine has both power and the richness of the vintage. It has the potential to
be opulent, full and delicious. Give this ripe wine with dense red fruits time.
Drink from 2024. – R.V.
Cellar Selection Best of 2018 - WE
VOLNAY is one of the villages of the South of the Côte de Beaune. The CLOS DES CHENES is one of VOLNAY's premieres.
The plots of VOLNAY 1ER CRU CLOS DES CHENES of Domaine GUYON extend on a surface of 87 ares, remarkably well located.
SOIL AND GROUND
The soil is clayey-limestone.
Grape variety: 100% Pinot Noir.
Age of the vines: 25 years.
HARVESTING AND VINIFICATION
Manual harvesting in small crates. Sorting of the vintage in the winery.
Long winemaking in wood vats, with punching and temperature control.
Aging in oak barrels (40% new barrels) and bottling after 18 months.
A beautiful dark ruby color with aromas of red fruits and undergrowth. A persistence in the mouth with a richness and a very racy finish.