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In a Nutshell
Elegant and structured with plenty of ripe fruit and lingering minerality.
White gold in colour with a very expressive nose. Yellow peach and apricot perfumes are supported by vanilla nuances from delicate oak ageing. The elegant palate has a good concentration. Ripe fruit, well balanced oak and minerality highlight the complexity of the wine.
Château de Santenay owns 25 hectares of vineyards in the Côte d'Or, including four hectares in Saint Aubin 'En Vesvau'. The soils here are free-draining with a mixture of clay and sand, and a subsoil which has a high limestone content. This forces the roots of the vine to dig deep to find the vital nutrients and water they need, which in turn results in a high concentration of flavour within the fruit.
The winemaking at Château de Santenay is simple and traditional. After crushing in a pneumatic press, the must was settled for 12 hours then fermented in oak barrels. The wine was aged on its lees and spent 12 months in oak, of which 20% was new, before being bottled in December 2014.
Château de Santenay
This magnificent property, which dates back to the 9th century, is also known as Château Philippe le Hardi, as it was once owned by the first Duc of Burgundy.