- Domaine Marquis d'Angerville
- Case size
- En Primeur
Jancis Robinson, October 2020,
Planted by his grandfather who arrived to replant post-phylloxera and wanted some white. One of the d’Angervilles’ few northern premiers crus. 25% new oak. From barrel. This has been racked into new barrels but is a little reduced. It will go into tank very soon and will be bottled in December 2020. Juicy start – sweet fruit – but perhaps not as earthy and convincing as his Volnays. Drink 2025-2032
Jasper Morris MW, October 2020,
From the Plures sector which is where most of the white Santenots can be found. Pale lemon and lime in colour, a reductive quality to the nose, a nicely balanced multi-layered wine, some floral notes emerging and a soft, correctly oaked finish. Enough acidity to bring it into balance at the finish. 3 stars
Domaine Marquis d'Angerville
Arriving at the family Château in Volnay and standing in the famed Clos des Ducs overlooking the village and its other 1er crus below always gives me a huge thrill. This is everything that Burgundy is all about; history dating back to 1507, and back to 1804 for the Angerville family and their ancestors, great breeding in some of the finest vineyards in the Cote d'Or and finally anability to make Pinot Noir at its very purist and best.
Meursault is the first great white wine area that one stumbles upon on leaving Beaune. Unlike other white dominated appellations in Burgundy, Meursault has no grand cru vineyards. It nonetheless has significant flair and power which make up for this deficiency. Indeed, if tasted blind some of these wines could even surpass other Burgundian grand crus. They are no fainting daisies. This may partially be due to Meursault's lower water table which enables the roots to delve deep in the soil picking up many trace minerals and which further stresses the vines. In addition, the cellars are more profound and cooler, enabling long fermentations, which increase complexity and longevity. Some interesting red wines are also made.