A New Voice in Burgundy: 2011 Glantenay - Volnay Clos des Chene & Caillerets & Pommard 1er Cru Regiens

Posted by Ian McFadden

A New Voice in Burgundy
2011 Glantenay:
Volnay 1er Crus: Caillerets, Clos des Chênes
& Santenots
Pommard 1er Crus: Saussilles & Rugiens

Glantenay burst on the scene out of nowhere a couple of years ago.

It all started when John Gilman wrote: "This is a new domaine to me and I was very, very impressed with the quality of these wines."

They've become a core producer for us since.

Today, I'm happy to offer Glantenay's top wines from the 2011 vintage.

At this point, Glantenay's prices are very gentle, especially for some of the famous holdings he has. We've also priced these very, very sharply. His wines are currently under-the-radar, but you will undoubtedly be hearing more about them and prices will creep up.

Glantenay's are subtle, elegant Burgundies - exactly how we like them. Even his Pommards show the muscle of the famous village with a light touch.

Glantenay's style is one of honesty and immediacy - the wines are straightforward and structured. There's no effort to adorn the wines with anything.

2011 proved fantastic for all of the Côte de Beaune. Unsurprisingly, Volnay and Pommard are standouts and along with producers like Lafarge, d'Angerville, and de Montille, Glantenay made some of our favorite wines.

They are pure, wonderfully terroir-expressive wines. Santenots has a sensual, earthy mineralty; Clos des Chênes has a velvety muscularity; Caillerets has its tensile elegance; Rugiens has fineness and powerful intensity. We haven't tasted enough Saussilles to generalize, but Glantenay's is a particularly fine and elegant example of this powerful village.

Quantities are very limited, as you might expect from a small new Burgundy producer, so give us your maximum order and we'll do our best.

To order, reply to offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden
Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits