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2017 Domaine Arnaud Ente Volnay ‘Santenots du Milieu’ 1er Cru

  • Producer
    Domaine Arnaud Ente
  • Vintage
  • Grape Variety
    Pinot Noir
  • Region
  • Sub Region
  • Importer Label
    Australia – Eurocentric Wines
  • Size

Domaine Arnaud Ente is one of the hottest wine properties in Mersault today and arguably Burgundy’s brightest rising star. Stylistically Arnaud’s wines lie somewhere between the rich, generous, hedonistic style of Dominique Lafon and the linear, precise, mineral, citrus character of Coche Dury.

During the 1990s Arnaud’s wines attracted a lot of attention for their opulent style, due to his preference to pick late for maximum ripeness. Since 2000 the wines have displayed a more complex, naturally acidic style with enhanced minerality, which reflects the move to a programme of earlier picking. His wines are now amongst the very finest in the village.

Arnaud and his wife, Marie-Odile, work primarily on their own to craft an exquisite range of micro-production white Burgundies from Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet. Precision, purity, elegance, and finesse are the best descriptors of the Ente style.

Tasting Notes

91 Points Allen Meadows
A discreet application of wood frames nicely spiced and earth-inflected essence of red berry fruit aromas. The rich, caressing and lightly stony middle weight flavors deliver much better depth and persistence on the youthfully austere finale. This is a Santenots that is largely built on its fruit but with that noted, there is still sufficient structure to warrant 5 to 8 years of cellaring.

2017 Domaine Arnaud Ente Volnay ‘Santenots du Milieu’ 1er Cru