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Marquis d'Angerville Volnay Clos des Ducs 2016
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Marquis d'Angerville Volnay Clos des Ducs 2016

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Domaine Marquis d’Angerville is one of Burgundy's most sought after estates, and perfectly exemplifies the identity of Volnay. D'Angerville's list of holdings touches all of the village’s great terroirs, including one of the most picturesque vineyards in Volnay, the monopole of the estate, Clos des Ducs. The domaine started bottling its own production in the 1920s after the current Marquis’ grandfather, Sem d’Angerville, challenged the blending methods of the negociants’ and then began bottling his own wines instead of selling them his grapes. D'Angerville was one of the first Burgundy domains to do this, making history and encouraging the future of the region at the same time. Today the estate is led by Guillaume d’Angerville, farmed immaculately, and is producing some of the best wines in the entire Cote d’Or. 

Vinous reports : 'I organized a vertical tasting of d’Angerville Clos des Ducs. It’s a wine I’ve loved and followed for many years. The Domaine is, of course, one of the most illustrious in Burgundy, thanks in part to the efforts of the current Marquis’ grandfather, Sem d’Angerville, who stood up to the négociants in the 1920s in response to their corrupt blending practices and who subsequently became one of the first to estate bottle his wines. On Sem’s death in 1952, he was succeeded by his son Jacques, who further burnished the reputation of the estate. Guillaume, the current Marquis d’Angerville, took over the estate when his father died unexpectedly in the summer of 2003.

Clos des Ducs is a monopole, a picturesque, walled vineyard unfurling from the tree line at the top of the village of Volnay. The drainage is superb and an underground spring near the center of the vineyard helps keep the vines active in drought years. The soil, relatively deep, is a complex mixture of argilo calcaire and marne blanche. Clos des Ducs’ position on the northern hill of Volnay, facing east to south-east, is unique in the village. Many fans of this wine have suggested that it merits Grand Cru status. Certainly it has the longevity of many Grand Crus; in fact it is famously slow to blossom and show all of its colors. In bigger, more structured vintages, the wine can seem remarkably young, even after twenty years of aging. For all its structure, Clos de Ducs is not necessarily a massive wine, rather it is more linear and focused than Premier Crus farther down the slope and almost always shows a distinct mineral streak. Guillaume d’Angerville likes to refer to it as “Cistercian,” (meaning, I take it, that it is typically reserved rather than opulent, the Cistercians having broken away from the Benedictine order with the goal of returning monastic life to the asceticism and simplicity espoused by St. Benedict.) This is a wine for connoisseurs and lovers of classical Burgundy; even in hot vintages, Clos des Ducs will never be mistaken for a New World Pinot.'

Clos des Ducs sits at a very high elevation, on a steep, chalky slope. The "Duc" is considered by many to be a wine of grand cru intensity and complexity, with an intoxicatingly mineral perfume of rose petals, cherry and redcurrant.  


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The 2016 Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Ducs, the famous monopole of the domaine that ostensibly forms Guillaume d'Angerville's back garden, unequivocally possesses the most complex bouquet this year with mineral-drenched black fruit, briary, cinnamon, cold Alpine stream, strawberry pastilles and orange zest. The palate is medium-bodied with a gentle grip on the entry. This is very pure and focused, a fine backbone here but there is enormous length as it fans out. There is something noble about this wine…or should I say, ducal? 94-96

Neal Martin, December 29, 2017

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