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Robert Ampeau et Fils, Volnay 1er Cru Santenots, 2002

$119.99

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This item is not eligbile for our 10% case discount on mixed cases or any other promotional discounts but we took special care to price it competitively compared with other top retailers nationwide.

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Floral and earthy with the beginnings of dried fruit and cocoa, with velvety structure and a long, soaring finish, this is in a wonderful place right now.

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Restaurateurs throughout the world rely on Michel Ampeau for perfectly aged, ready to drink red and white Burgundies. He releases his wines after decades of aging in their very cold cellars in Meursault. When he thinks the wines are ready for release, the bottles are inspected, cleaned up and labelled. Many of these wines have twenty years of bottle age.

No other domaine has this business model. It is amazing that they do this. The wines are old fashioned, so is the farming and wine making. Ground cover grows between the vines to limit their consumption of water. Ampeau was one of the first growers to do this. They are not afraid of innovation.

At harvest all of the grapes are destemmed and fermented in concrete cuves, then aged in used oak barriques for 10 months. Rarely is any new oak used. The wines are bottled the year after harvest, then lie dormant in the cellars for decades. After tasting, the wines are determined ready to drink and offered for sale. The chefs and sommeliers rejoice!

Details

  • Grape Variety

    Pinot Noir

  • Vintage

    2002

  • Size

    750ml

  • Farming Practice

    Sustainable

  • Style

    Earthy , Floral , Silky

  • Sweetness

    Dry

  • Body

    Light Bodied

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