2012 Volnay Santenots, Jehan de Massol, 1er Cru, Hospices de Beaune

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This comes from 1.54 hectares in Les Santenots-du-Milieu (0.35 hectare), Les Santenots-du-Dessous (0.93 hectare) and Les Plures (0.26 hectare). Jehan de Massol, a descendant of one of the Hôtel Dieu’s first doctors, Augustino Mazzoli, bequeathed his art collection to the Hospices in 1669, at a time when funds were sorely needed, for which kind deed he is recognised in the title of this cuvée. The wine in barrel displays an attractive pale purple colour, with a beautiful ripe pinot nose, explosive, sumptuous and glamorous. The dark red cherries are balanced by a fresh note of acidity, and a lit