Premier CruSantenay« Beaurepaire »

  • 2014
  • Grape variety


  • Age of the vines

    23 years

  • Area

    0.57 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

    Elevation: from 250m to 340m. Vines trained in Guyot style. South-east facing, pebbly clay-limestone soil, slope gradient 30%.

  • Date of harvest

    19th of September 2014

  • Ageing

    10 months, 20% new French oak

  • Date of bottling

    March 2016

  • Guard time

    Ready to drink now until 2022 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

    langoustine bisque, stewed Blanquette of veal, fish or fattened hen with cream sauce, scallops, shellfish, crustaceans...

  • Tasting note

    Very delicate nose, which is typical of Beaurepaire with very fine and delicate orange peel notes, apricot notes with that backbone of minerality. Suttle notes of brioches and roasted almond on the second nose. In the mouth it is a very elegant wine, mineral on the attack with a powerful length and long lasting finish.

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