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Francois Gaunoux Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Chenes 2013

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Volnay is one of the famous appellations in the Côte de Beaune and is located just above Pommard. This vineyard, which is at the top of the slopes in the southern part of the village of Volnay, owes its name to a former oak (chêne) forest that disappeared several centuries ago. The high proportion of white marl in the soil generally results in later ripening.

The Clos des Chênes is a large vineyard occupying most of the midslope, south of Volnay. Clos des Chênes has excellent neighbors, with Les Caillerets to the south, Taille Pieds to the north, and En Champans to the northeast. The slope is moderate and faces southeast. This position on the slope provides a clean, fresh breeze.