Premier CruSantenay « Clos Faubard »

  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • Grape variety

    Pinot Noir

  • Area

    0.70 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

    Soil is rocky Jurassic Middle period of the same type as on the Côte de Nuits. Here, we are at the limit of the fault line that defines the end of the first zone of Premiers crus. Facing south. Elevation from 260m to 300m. Trellising completely replaced.

  • Date of harvest

    12th of September 2014

  • Ageing

    19 months, 25% new French Oak

  • Date of bottling

    June 2016

  • Guard time

    Ready to drink now until 2025+

  • Temperature

    16°-18°

2014
  • 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

    Crispy roast fowl, aromatic poultry dishes (glazed or caramelized), Chaource, Brie de Meaux, Tomme, Reblochon, Mont d'Or.

  • Tasting note

    Focus on minerality, smoky characteristics on the nose. Quite delicate on the palate with spiciness and liquorice during the finish. Subtle, complex and very charming red wine. Strong wine with well-integrated tannins!

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