Volnay 1er Cru Champans 1993, Domaine Marquis d'Angerville
Domaine Marquis d'Angerville
|Producer||Domaine Marquis d'Angerville|
|Region||Burgundy & Chablis|
|Drinking||2005 - 2012|
About the Producer
This historic 15 hectare estate is without question the finest red wine estate in the Côte de Beaune. The legacy left by the late, great Jacques d'Angerville is being carried forward in the same...Read More
This historic 15 hectare estate is without question the finest red wine estate in the Côte de Beaune. The legacy left by the late, great Jacques d'Angerville is being carried forward in the same authoritative, passionate and committed manner by his son, Guillaume, supported by his brother-in-law Rénaud de Villette and talented régisseur François Duvivier.
The flagship, monopole Clos des Ducs is the reference point for the southern half of the Côte d'Or and the wonderful 1er crus of Clos des Angles, Frémiets, Caillerets, Champans and Taillepieds show the full diversity offered in the village. In addition, there are village holdings in both Volnay and Pommard, an excellent white 1er cru Meursault Santenots as well as some Bourgogne tout-court.
The d'Angerville philosophy is resolutely in favour of letting the terroir speak and there is mistrust of new oak which if badly handled can mask the character of the wines, especially in wines as delicate and fragrant as Volnay. The estate is now fully converted to biodynamism, a key component in Guillaume’s firmly-held believe that quality comes first and foremost from the vineyards. The wines age famously well and offer outstanding value for the quality level, especially compared to some of the sought-after names of the Côte de Nuits.
Burgundy has always fascinated and frustrated in equal measure. For every eulogising, life-changing proclamation from someone realising wine nirvana, there is some poor soul somewhere bashing their head in perplexity. At its best, Burgundy can provide the ultimate- the transcendental, mystifying, unexplainable pleasure that only truly great wine can bring. But at its worst, it can be an expensive mistake, bring disillusion and even provoke anger.
For sure, Burgundy is not the region of choice for the unadventurous or risk averse! How then to navigate the minefield? Our advice has always been, and still is, to get to know the growers. It sounds like simple advice but with so many producers, from powerful négociant houses to the new breed of micro négociants, from large, historic estates to tiny family domaines, you need to know where to turn and who can be relied upon.
At Armit Wines we work with growers who we count amongst our friends who are by definition, people who won't let you down. These are personal contacts gleaned from years of visiting, talking, tasting and building relationships. Some friendships grow whilst others fade of course but the great ones endure: legendary, ground-breaking growers such as Anne-Claude Leflaive and Guillaume d'Angerville; superstars such as Pascal Lachaux, Christophe Roumier, Jean-Marc Roulot and the Raveneau brothers; under-appreciated talents such as Patrick Bize and Richard Fontaine.