"En Champans" is one of the most highly regarded vineyards of Volnay. This steeply sloped terroir is very calcareous with a light brown soil and sits at the highest end of the parcel (along the D973). Toward the bottom, the terroir is more clay-driven with earth that vascilates between brown and red.
"Champans" comes from the combination of two words, "champ" or "field" and "pans", which means "slope".
A Volnay Premier Cru "En Champans" is a wine that delivers vibrant red cherry fruits and a structure of dense tannins. The palate is ample, structured and thoroughly elegant. This wine tends to open up after seven to 12 years.