VOLNAY 1ER CRU « Santenots »


  • Origin Purchase of grapes from a plot that we cultivate and harvest
  • Acreage 0.1767 hectares
  • Grape variety Pinot noir
  • Age of vines 40 years
  • Soil Clay limestone
  • Density 10,000 vines per hectare
  • Harvest Hand-picked
  • Production 900 bottles
  • Laying down From 2 to 15 years depending on the vintage


  • Destemming 100% – 20% whole bunches in good vintages
  • Maturation 12 months in barrels, then 4 months in stainless steel vats (10–20% new barrels)
  • Fermentation 18 days in open, temperature-controlled, stainless steel vats; very little punching down and some pumping over

Tasting notes

A deep, intense and beautiful ruby-red robe. On the nose, it boasts floral and delicate perfumes of violet and rose, joined by small red fruits (strawberry, raspberry). On the palate, the balance is perfect, with silky tannins. A wine of great finesse

Food pairing

Its balance and finesse call for delicate dishes: slightly spicy roasted red meat, nicely cooked game birds: capon stuffed with ceps, for example, or farm poultry supreme with truffles. A delicate wine that calls for rather mild or creamy cheese: Brie, Chaource, or even Reblochon.
Serve at 14 to 16°C