Volnay Premier Cru Clos des Chenes 2017 Rene Monnier
Volnay Premier Cru Clos des Chenes, from Domaine Rene Monnier, is a rich, silky Volnay, aged for 16 months in oak - of which one third is new. The wine shows wonderfully pure Pinot aromas of cherries and spice, with overtones of discreet oak.
Domaine Rene Monnier is a Meursault estate, that has remained in the same family for 10 generations. The vineyard area extends 16.5 hectares across the entire Côte de Beaune, and the estate only makes wine from its own grapes.
Vineyard work is very traditional, with frequent ploughing used instead of herbicide treatments. Grapes are hand-harvested and there is a strict selection of grapes on sorting tables both in the vineyard and at the winery.
Once matured, the finished wines are gently filtered, using only gravity, so that the wines are not subjected to undue stress.