Domaine des Epeneaux
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The Domaine originally belonged to the Marey-Monge family who had acquired, piece by piece, the magnificent Pommard vineyard known as Clos des Epeneaux, which is one of the larger ”monopole” or solely-owned vineyards in Burgundy. In the mid-nineteenth century it was given to the Comte Armand as part of a dowry, but it was not until 1985, when a young Canadian named Pascal Marchand was named winemaker, that the potential of this great Domaine began to be realized. Under Pascal’s direction for the next 13 years, the Domaine was brought to international prominence and became recognized as the leading estate in Pommard and Clos des Epeneaux as its most prestigious and collectible wine. Since 1989, Benjamin Leroux – another talented young vigneron – has been in charge, embracing the biodynamic farming methods begun by Pascal and refining the powerful structure inherent in the wines.
The 2010 Volnay Fremiets emerges from the glass with dark red berries, flowers, licorice and hard candy. This, too, is quite floral and delicate. An ethereal, slightly fleeting finish rounds out this gracious, highly attractive Volnay. Anticipated ... more