Le Clos des Santenots is a 1.2-hectare monopole owned by Domaine Jacques Prieur. Its brown soil is rich in manganese, giving it its unique profile. This clos, within the Santenots du Milieu vineyard, is located in the commune of Meursault. However, red vines grown here produce wine under the Volnay appellation. Jacques Prieur's Volnay Premier Cru Clos des Santenots is a wine with ripe fruit on the nose. The mouth is round, smooth and yet very delicate. This is a wine for drinking after eight years' aging.
The Domaine Jacques Prieur is one of the most prestigious domains in Burgundy. It is the only domain with vines in the five mythic appellations of Chambertin, Musigny, Clos de Vougeot, Corton Charlemagne and Montrachet. Since 2007, 70% of the domain is owned by the Labruyère family (Clos du Moulin at Moulin-à-vent and Château Rouget at Pommerol), who bought Antonin Rodet's shares. Jean-Pierre Labruyère is the manager. The other 30% is still owned by the Prieur heirs. Half of the distribution is taken care of by Antonin Rodet and the other half by the domain. The wines are vinified by Nadine Gublin since 1990, renowned oenologist for her work, the precision and the quality of her wines. It is now one of the most prestigious from Burgundy. It is the only domain with vines in the five biggest iconic appellations of Chambertin, Musigny, Clos de Vougeot, Corton Charlemagne and Montrachet.
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