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Average critic rating : 88.5 points
Meaty and salty from the first whiff, the d’Angerville 2005 Volnay Fremiet proceeds to emphasize the dark side of 2005, with bitter herbs and black fruit, smoke, roasted meat and coffee, but comes to the palate wearing its tannic structure in an obvious, slightly drying fashion. Meaty and savory in the finish, it still fails to resolve a certain hardness, hopefully simply a legacy of recent racking. (Otherwise, its poor showing today vis a vis the premier cru cuvee would be inexplicable.) ||The late Jacques d’Angerville’s son Guillaume and long-time wine making collaborator and brother-in-law Renaud de Villette can boast a superb collection of 2005s, but an equally apt tribute to the legacy of the late Marquis are the odds-beating results they bottled from 2004, when to the universal difficulties of that vintage were added the ravages of hail it visited on Volnay. The 2005s fermented with pump-overs but no punch-downs and exhibit formidable underlying structure yet pure fruit and early, flattering textural development. Wine Advocate.June, 2007
Guillaume d'Angerville manages the Domaine Marquis d'Angerville with modern edge yet still preserving the well established values that have been passed on for generations: rigour, respect of the important terroirs and humility to the power of nature in every vintage.2003 saw the team strengthened with the addition of François Duvivier, who is in charge of the vineyards and cultivation. François achieved his degree in oenology at Dijon university, and on joining made his first task to move to Domaine towards bio-dynamic farming.Marquis d'Angerville will appear on wines from Volnay 1er Cru vineyards, Meursault 1er cru and Pommard 1er cru.
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