2015 Darviot Perrin Volnay Santenots 1er CruPinot Noir from France
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Didier and daughter Alix Anne Darviot are quintessential vignerons; a tightly knit team that oversees every phase of the wine making process from pruning and plowing to racking...
- 93 Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
93 Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2015 Volnay 1er Cru Les Santenots has a very appealing bouquet with ebullient red cherries and strawberry fruit, a hint of vanilla in the background and yet the terroir really comes through here. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin. This is a more controlled and introspective Les Santenots, not as flamboyant or as precocious as say Dominique Lafon's, yet I adored the focus and the delineation towards the finish. This is superb.
Didier and daughter Alix Anne Darviot are quintessential vignerons; a tightly knit team that oversees every phase of the wine making process from pruning and plowing to racking the casks and bottling on their own premises. Didier learned the trade from his father-in-law Pierre Perrin who was a legendary figure in the wine making echelons of Meursault and Volnay.
The first commercial bottling was a handful of cases of the 1989 vintage. The estate today spans 11 hectares and is internationally considered one of the finest sources of red & white Burgundy. In 2001, a family succession brought a prime half-hectare plot of 1er Cru Meursault Genèvrieres to round out the range of exquisite Meursault vineyards. The other jewels in the crown are the Blanchots-Dessus 1er Cru in Chassagne – literally under Montrachet and the Volnay Les Blanches and 1er Crus Gigotte and Santenots.
93 - Neal Martin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Taste||ripe cherry, plum, strawberry, raspberry and mushroom|
|Nose||barnyard, cherry, plum, game and tomato|