Premier CruSantenay« Gravières »

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  • Age of the vines

    17 years

  • Area

    0.32 ha

  • Appellation

    Santenay is located right south to Chassagne Montrachet and is the most southern village of Burgundy famous "Cote D'or" ("Golden Coast") region. The etymology of Santenay is most probably connected to the word "Sanctus" which refers to a sacred place before Christian era. The appellation, 140 ha of planted vines, is composed of three areas, one next to Chassagne, one around the village and one just south of the village. It is today mainly a Pinot Noir planted appellation however the Chardonnay are revealing high potential there.

  • Vineyard

    The Gravieres belongs to the area right next to Chassagne and has a southern to southern east exposure with an elevation of 230 to 260m. The word Gravieres refers in French to "Gravel" that we can find on all the parcels, going down from the upper part of the hill. The upper crust of the soil being dominated by clay while going toward more sand structure when digging deeper. Gravieres is perhaps the most prestigious parcel in Santenay.

  • Date of harvest

    17th of September 2014

  • Ageing

    11 months, 20% new French Oak

  • Date of bottling

    March 2016

  • Guard time

    Ready to drink now until 2024 and more

  • Temperature


  • Characteristic

    After the dormant winter period, the vines returned to life in clement, warm and dry conditions. At the end of June, the weather changed, becoming cool and damp, but ripening continued nonetheless. The return of the sun and a northerly wind - the signature of September in the Bourgogne wine region - led to ideal conditions for the vines to reach full maturity. Picking began in mid-September in a serene and sunny atmosphere.

  • Wine-food pairing

    Delicate fish (fried or, better still, steamed), poached eggs and seared or marinated vegetables, soft-centred cheeses like Camembert

  • Tasting note

    Wine with nice aromatic subtlety, especially citrus fruit, white flowers, honey notes and a vibrant minerality. Very long finish, one of our most renown white Premier Cru. High aromatic characteristics!

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