Domaine Yvon Clerget Volnay 1er Cru Les Santenots
These are our lightest red wines including Pinot Noir, Gamay and other refreshing reds from around the world.
Thibaud Clerget is the 28th generation of his family to make wines in Volnay and Pommard. No, that is not a typo; the Clerget family has been in Burgundy since 1268! The story of Domaine Yvon Clerget is one of rebirth. In 2009, Thibaud’s father Yvon decided to retire from winemaking. Knowing his son had an intense passion to continue the family legacy, he made the decision to sell the grapes from the family holdings in the finest terroirs of Volnay and Pommard to Henri Boillot. During this time, Thibaud began studying the craft of vineyard management and winemaking from two storied names in Burgundy, Henri Boillot and Domaine Hudelot-Noellat. After this three year apprenticeship, Thibaud returned to take over the family domaine. In 2015 he produced his first wines and announced the re-emergence of Domaine Yvon Clerget. Quality of this kind from an inaugural release is incredibly rare and it is clear to all that have followed the rise of Thibaud Clerget, that benchmark status is imminent.
Domaine Yvon Clerget Volnay Santenots is made from 30+ year old vines.
"Mingling rich aromas of blackberries, cassis and cherries with hints of grilled meat and espresso roast, the 2018 Volnay 1er Cru Les Santenots is medium to full-bodied, velvety and enveloping, with a gourmand core of fruit that largely cloaks its fine, powdery tannins—though the structure does assert itself on the finish." - 93 Points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate