Volnay Premier Cru Santenots du Milieu 2017 - Francois Mikulski
- Winery : Francois Mikulski
- Name: Volnay AOC
- Grapes: Pinot Noir 100%
- Moment to taste it: Dinners
- Pairings: Red meat, game and aged cheeses
- Blowup Rating : 8/10
The Volnay Premier Cru Santenots du Milieu 2017 from Francois Mikulski's winery is a red wine of an intense ruby red color with garnet hues. The olfactory framework is composed of aromas of berries, cherries and strawberries on a pleasantly smoky background. With aging, even the spicy scents come to full maturity to evoke notes of tobacco, chocolate and leather. The sip of the Volnay Premier Cru is intense but delicate, juicy and rich in fruit, animated by a balanced freshness and a lively minerality.
The vineyard called “Santenots du Milieu” is cultivated under an organic regime that is not certified, with an approach of great respect for the health of the plants and for the environment. In the cellar the grapes are pressed and the must ferments with indigenous yeasts in tanks for about 15 days and then in small oak barrels. The wine ages in cask for at least 12 months before being bottled. The absolute quality of the grapes used, the production method and the peculiarities of the environment guarantee a long aging potential of 12 years or even more. It is a wine of great longevity.