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.
TerroirThe “Beauregard” climat, located north of the village of Santenay, at mid-slope (260 to 300 metres in altitude), is a plot known for the deep, complex wines it yields. Its calcareous clay soil that overlies limestone subsoil is lean but boasts optimal drainage, which contributes to the grapes’ concentration. The Cordon de Royat-pruned vines are 60 years old and the result of massal selection. They benefit from arguably the appellation’s optimal exposure to the sun (east-southeast).
Vinfication and ageing The entire harvest was destemmed followed by vinification that relied on indigenous yeasts and included 4 punch-downs. The entire cuvée was barrel-aged for 12 months, with a proportion of 20% new oak.
Tasting notes Gorgeous deep colour with bluish nuances. The first nose features rather wild scents of sloe, elderberry and lichen, which are rounded out by notes of cinnamon, light tobacco and nutmeg. Beautiful fresh, full start to the palate boasting power and flavours of bitter cocoa and cherry. This wine gives the impression of freshness and roundness with real vibrancy, a distinctive personality, bold tannins and impressive length. Excellent cellaring potential.