Santenay « En Foulot »

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  • Grape variety

    Pinot Noir

  • Age of the vines

    45 years

  • Area

    0.60 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

    Eastern exposure, with vigorous vines where yields must absolutely be controlled for good maturity and therefore we have gone back to Cordon de Royat style pruning. Plot with few amount of sunshine: we must be very careful to control the ripeness. Yields must be limited to 30 / 35 hectoliters per hectare.

  • Date of harvest

    18th and 19th of September 2014

  • Ageing

    12 months, 10% new French Oak

  • Date of bottling

    March 2016

  • Guard time

    Ready to drink now until 2021 and more

  • 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

    Roast beef & pork, capon, guinea fowl, soft rind cheese

  • Tasting note

    Wine with high tension, vibrant acidity and good dynamic. The nose is quite fresh with black fruits aromas. The palate show a wine with a strong personality, sharp and clean.

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