The Wines

Volnay 1er Cru "Clos des Chênes"

Volnay Premier Cru is an appellation (AOC) for wines from Volnay in Côte de Beaune, Côte d’Or. This is one of the best known Volnay premiers crus. The vines lie on a south to south-east facing slope with a production area of 15 hectares.

Our Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Chênes

 Area : 65.40 ares
Grape variety: Pinot Noir
Exposure: South/South-east
Soil: Bathonian limestone, stony, reddish soil
Age of the vines: Planted in 1939 by Didier’s grandfather
Harvest: by hand
Production: 4,000 bottles
Laying down time: 3 to 15 years depending on the vintage


Destemming: 100 %
Time in vat: 18 days in open tanks, with temperature control, occasional punching down
Ageing : 15 months, including 12 months in vats.


The wine is ruby coloured, with very deep aromas, combining pedigree, nobility, power and finesse. Its incomparable bouquet of red fruit and violets delights connoisseurs.


It is the ideal accompaniment for roast young guinea fowl or thick veal fillet with morels as well as mild cheeses: Serving temperature: 14 to 16°C