Philosophy Santenay’s Premier Crus, hailing from this southern Côte de Beaune village’s finest terroirs, are among the most affordable in Burgundy. These wines express perfectly the finest characteristics of the Pinot Noir grape in the region: freshness, expressive, straightforward fruit, and accessibility. They give immediate pleasure.
Terroir The "Beauregard" climat is located to the north of the village of Santenay, at mid-slope, a plot that is known for producing profound, complex wines. The subsoil is primarily composed of limestone and optimal drainage contributes to highly concentrated grapes. From its position just above “Les Gravières”, “Beauregard” benefits from one of the best locations in the Santenay appellation with privileged exposure to the sun (east-southeast). Its higher altitude (260 to 300m) ensures slow but sure ripening of the grapes.
Vinfication and ageing The grapes are completely destemmed. Fermentation lasts 2 to 3 weeks, with daily punch-down and pump-over. Barrel ageing lasts 15 months.
Tasting notes Beautiful deep red in colour. The nose is also deep, yet fine, with floral notes and fruity aromas (strawberry, sour cherry), and nuances evocative of baked goods (vanilla, brioche). Full-bodied on the palate boasting elegant tannins that are typical of the appellation, along with mentholated notes.