Premier CruSantenay « Clos Faubard »
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.
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.
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