VOLUME 9, ISSUE 38
February 22, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Williams Selyem Estate Vineyard: A Description & Vertical Tasting Tasting Aged Williams Selyem Pinot Noir: Bottled Surprises Pinot Noir “Clone 95”: Dick Erath Revives an Old Treasure Failla Wines Sips of Recently Tasted Wines Hearty Burgundy Celebrates 50 Years Tasting Rooms Threatening to Overtax Healdsburg and Sonoma Pinot Briefs
Domaine Marquis d’Angerville
The vineyards of the Domaine Marquis d'Angerville are in the finest communes. They are on southeast facing slopes to take full advantage of the morning sun. The soil is composed of chalk and marle. This rocky soil absorbs the heat of the day and releases it at night to extend the growing season and lead to more maturity in the grapes. The steep slopes of the vineyards make for well drained soil on which the grape varieties (primarily Pinot Noir and Chardonnay) thrive.
The grapes at d'Angerville are all hand picked and must pass a rigorous selection process before vinification and ultimately, aging in oak casks.
The vineyard holdings of the domaine include:
In the commune of Volnay - Clos des Ducs, Premier Cru (Monopoly) - 6 acres Champans, Premier Cru - 9.9 acres Fremiet, Premier Cru - 3.9 acres Cailleret, Premier Cru - 1.1 acre Taillepieds, Premier Cru - 4.2 acres L'Ormeau, Premier Cru - 1.6 acre Les Angles, Premier Cru - 1.3 acre Pitures, Premier Cru - 0.8 acre In the commune of Meursault- Meursault Santenots, Premier Cru - 3.7 acres In the commune of Pommard- Les Combes - 0.9 acres
This estate was one of the first in Burgundy to bottle and market its wines on its own. Jacques d'Angerville died in 2003 and the domaine is run by Guillaume d'Angerville and his brother-in-law Renaud de Villette. The wines are consistently superb, my favorite being the "ducster" - Clos des Ducs.
Articles About Domaine Marquis d’Angerville
2005 Domaine Marquis D’Angerville Volnay 1er Cru
13.5% alc., $70. · Charming black raspberry and floral aromatics with a hint of iodine. Dark fruits with side notes of cola and mocha, velvety texture, brisk acidity and a lingering finish. Reviewed January 20, 2008 ARTICLE »
2005 Domaine Marquis D’Angerville 1er Cru Volnay Champans
13.5% alc., $150. · Deep and rich dark red Pinot fruits with plenty of woodsy scents, powerful but lovely black raspberry fruit and spice and a very healthy tannic spine. There is tremendous material here waiting to get out and several years are required for full enjoyment. Reviewed January 20, 2008 ARTICLE »
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