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2020 Volnay 1er Cru “Clos des Angles”

Domaine Lucien Boillot et Fils
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Pierre’s wife, Sophie, is the kind of French woman American women—and men—have been known to swoon over. Effortlessly elegant, with depth in her voice and Juliette Binoche–style charisma, she could not be a more sophisticated spokesperson for her family’s wines. When I asked her to name the best moment for opening a bottle of 2020 Clos des Angles, the answer was a simple and confident “Today.” Of course. “The 2020 is a generous, charming vintage: already very approachable,” she explained. Violets and roses on the nose, and ample volume on the palate, with a Morello cherry freshness.

Emily Spillmann

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Technical Information
Wine Type: red
Vintage: 2020
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: Pinot Noir
Appellation: Volnay
Country: France
Region: Burgundy
Producer: Domaine Lucien Boillot et Fils
Winemaker: Pierre Boillot
Vineyard: 53 years, .54 ha
Soil: Clay, Limestone
Aging: Wines are aged for 16 to 18 months depending on the vintage
Farming: Lutte Raisonnée
Alcohol: 13.5%

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About The Region

Burgundy

map of Burgundy

In eastern central France, Burgundy is nestled between the wine regions of Champagne to the north, the Jura to the east, the Loire to the west, and the Rhône to the south. This is the terroir par excellence for producing world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

The southeast-facing hillside between Dijon in the north and Maranges in the south is known as the Côte d’Or or “golden slope.” The Côte d’Or comprises two main sections, both composed of limestone and clay soils: the Côte de Nuits in the northern sector, and the Côte de Beaune in the south. Both areas produce magnificent whites and reds, although the Côte de Beaune produces more white wine and the Côte de Nuits more red.

Chablis is Burgundy’s northern outpost, known for its flinty and age-worthy Chardonnays planted in Kimmeridgian limestone on an ancient seabed. Vézelay is a smaller area south of Chablis with similar qualities, although the limestone there is not Kimmeridgian.

To the south of the Côte de Beaune, the Côte Chalonnaise extends from Chagny on its northern end, down past Chalon-sur-Saône and encompasses the appellations of Bouzeron in the north, followed by Rully, Mercurey, Givry, and Montagny.

Directly south of the Chalonnaise begins the Côte Mâconnais, which extends south past Mâcon to the hamlets of Fuissé, Vinzelles, Chaintré, and Saint-Véran. The Mâconnais is prime Chardonnay country and contains an incredible diversity of soils.

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