Xavier Monnot can trace his winegrowing ancestry back six generations to 1732. His winemaking style emphasizes purity of fruit, elegance, and complexity. Clos des Chênes is the largest premier cru in Volnay and sits between the premier cru of Taille Pieds and the border of Monthelie. The soil at Clos des Chênes contains a high percentage of limestone and gives the wine perfume and finesse with extra generosity of fruit. This is showing all the silky elegance you want from Volnay.
Intense aromas of black cherry, pomegranate and tamarind mark this juicy red. Smooth, with well-integrated tannins. lending a dusty feel as the finish plays out. Already harmonious, this should develop well over the next two decades.