Tasting NotesThe Volnay Premier Cru Les Frémiets climat lies at the northern end of the territory of Volnay, right at the boundary of the Pommard appellation. As such, this wine presents an alluring duality of terroir. It possesses the floral, delicate aromatics of Volnay while gaining power, structure, and savoury undertones from its proximity to Pommard. Its aromas are redolent of violet, cherry, blackberry, and savoury charcuterie. The palate contains layers of flavour commencing with plush raspberry and transforming towards spiced chocolate. An opulent texture brings weight to the palate while a fine acidity draws back to a cocoa powder tannin finish with subtle plum tones.
CellaringDrink now and over the next 15 years.
Vineyard: The Fremiets vineyard is situated in the northern part of the appellation right next to Pommard. Our east facing vineyard is located mid-slope with perfect drainage.
Soil: Here the very superficial soil is composed of marl and decomposed limestone which brings finesse and body to the wine.
Age of the vines: 60 years old
Maceration process: 50% whole bunch, short cold maceration, two pigeage a day at the start of the alcoholic fermentation, then pump-overs during maceration for a gentle extraction.
Pressing: Pneumatic press
Total elevage: 17 months
Oak used: French oak casks. 25% new, light and long soft toast, from Tronçais and Allier forests
Operations performed during ageing: One racking before bottling
Filtration: No fining, no filtration
All the vinification and ageing operations are carried out with reference to the lunar calendar.
95 points - Huon Hooke
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