Santenay « Charmes »

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  • Grape variety

    Chardonnay

  • Age of the vines

    15 years

  • Area

    0.25 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

    Young, vigorous vines situated at the bottom of the slope and benefitting from quite rich soil. Vines trained in Guyot style.

  • Date of harvest

    18th and 19th of September 2014

  • Ageing

    11 months, 15% new French Oak

  • Date of bottling

    March 2016

  • Guard time

    Ready to drink now until 2023 and more

  • Temperature

    11°-13°

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

    Aperitif, avocado stuffed with crab, shellfish, crustacean seafood, trout with almonds, fish, quenelles, frog's legs ...

  • Tasting note

    The bouquet discloses freshness and vigor. Its aromatic expression features notes of bracken and hazelnut. High tension, vibrant acidity and great richness. Voluptuous!

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