Domaine Blain Gagnard Volnay 1er Cru Champans 2017 - 375mls
92/100 Allen Meadows, Burghound "Here the impressively pure nose speaks of extract of red currant together with notes of earth, spice and plum. On the palate this is lacier and more refined than the Pitures with intensely mineral-driven flavours along with the hallmark sleek muscularity one expects to find in a textbook Champans. In short, this is impressive but very serious and patience will absolutely be necessary. Outstanding"
90/100 Jasper Morris, MW Inside Burgundy "Bold purple, offering significant weight of dark fruit on the nose, with plenty of substance on the palate. Whilst this has taken up the oak a bit, there is good acid balance, and agreeable persistence."
Variety - Pinot Noir
Country - France
Region - Burgundy
Sub Region - Volnay
Extra - Cork
Year - 2017
Volume - 375ml
Domaine Blain-Gagnard was formed when Jean-Marc Blain married Claudine Gagnard, daughter of Jacques and Josephe Gagnard and granddaughter of Edmond Delagrange, resulting in a union steeped in Burgundian heritage. This husband-and-wife team run the domaine, now with the help of their son Marc-Antonin, who has returned from France after spending time in the vineyards of Australia and New Zealand.