Domaine Yvon Clerget, Volnay
2016 Burgundy En Primeur
2015 was the first vintage of the highly talented young wine-maker Thibaud Clerget, who completed his studies at Beaune’s Lycée Viticole in 2012. He then did vintages with Pinot specialists in both New Zealand and Oregon, along with two vintages on the Côte de Nuits, before starting to run the family Domaine, from 1st January 2015. He is the 28th generation of the Clerget family, which has been owning vineyards and making wine in and around Pommard and Volnay since AD 1268!
If you have not recently come across bottles from the Domaine, which carries his father Yvon Clerget’s name, this is because from 2010 Yvon decided to sell his grapes, rather than making and bottling his own wine. Since Thibaud took on the family responsibilities, all grapes are held back for the Domaine to vinify, raise and bottle. Last year, we were thrilled to be the first to discover and ship his wines to the UK market. Indeed, showing his wines at our London Burgundy tasting in January 2017 marked the international re-launch of this incredibly ancient Domaine.
Thibaud made a brilliant success of his first vintage, as many clients agreed, and the wines sold out rapidly. We are delighted now to be offering his second vintage – these 2016s – which is just as enthralling as the first, and which we again most warmly recommend.