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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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