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Comtes Lafon Volnay Santenos du Milieu 1997 Magnum

Comtes Lafon Volnay Santenos du Milieu 1997 Magnum

Powerful, elegant

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Varietal: Pinot Noir
ABV: 13.5%
Origin: Burgundy, France

Size: 1500ml


95 points, Wine Spectator

Taste Notes

Eyes: Dark ruby
Nose: Intense plummy cherries
Mouth: Broad, velvety, layers of sweet black fruits, candied almost confectionary long finish, supple and ripe tannins

How to Enjoy

Pair with any poultry dish, beef, barbecue, and mushrooms.

About this Product

Lafon's best Volnay-Santenots from the 90s. Very rare magnum from this iconic producer. Full-bodied and dark Pinot Noir with a rich, dense and chalky mouthfeel that hints at top-grade terroir. Its length and depth tantalize the senses with loads of fruit and mineral character.

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About Domaine Comtes Lafon

Producer of some of the world's best white wines, owner Dominique Lafon remains ambitious, with ventures in Mâcon and Oregon.

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About France

French wine is nearly synonymous with fine wine and all things epicurean, France has a culture of wine production and consumption that is deeply rooted in tradition. Many of the world’s most beloved grape varieties originated here, as did the concept of “terroir”—soil type, elevation, slope and mesoclimate combine to produce resulting wines that convey a sense of place.

Accordingly, most French wine is labeled by geographical location, rather than grape variety. So a general understanding of which grapes correspond to which regions can be helpful in navigating all of the types of French wine. Some of the greatest wine regions in the world are here, including Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Rhône and Champagne, but each part of the country has its own specialties and strengths.

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About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is a black-skinned grape variety used to produce dry red and rosé wine, as well as sparkling wine. One of the most finicky grapes to grow, Pinot Noir demands a lot of attention in both the vineyard and winery. The combination of quality and complexity in Pinot Noir has made it one of the world’s most popular red wines. Pinot Noir is the greatest wine of Burgundy and proves that it is unquestionably worth the effort. In fact, it is the only red variety permitted in Burgundy.

Pinot Noir is typically a dry wine, which means there is little to no residual sugar. Thus, there are minimal carbohydrates, and there is no protein or fat. The caloric content comes from alcohol; a standard 5 ounce pour of Pinot Noir has about 120 calories.

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