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Les Caillerets is a 14.33-hectare Premier Cru climat in Volnay. The vineyard is situated downhill from Clos des Chênes, just southeast of the Autun Road (RN 73). It is among the most renowned in Volnay, producing, as Clive Coates writes, “Volnay of real silk, lace and the complexity of all the petits fruits rouges you can imagine.” Facing east, southeast from an altitude varying between 260 and 290 meters, the rocky soil of Les Caillerets is an admixture of limestone and calcium- rich clay. Fine examples of Volnay, Les Caillerets are made by Domaine Michel Lafarge and Domaine Marquis d’Angerville.

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Volnay, Clos des Chênes is a 15.41-hectare Premier Cru climat in Volnay. Clos des Chênes is situated in the southern end of Volnay,  above Route Nationale  73 at the border with Monthélie. The name attests to the onetime presence of an ancient oak forest on the vineyard site.  At one time the vineyard belonged to the Knights Templar, but was later inherited by the Brotherhood of the Holy Sacrament.  Clos des Chênes faces southeast from an altitude of between 280 and 320 meters, with  soil composed of limestone marl and clay-limestone scree.  Along with Les Caillerets, Les Taillepieds, Clos du Château des Ducs, and Les Santenots-du-Milieu, Clos des Chênes is ranked among the best in the appellation. Excellent Clos des Chênes is produced by Domaine des Comtes Lafon and Domaine Michel Lafarge.

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