Santenay sits at the very south of the Côte de Beaune in Burgundy, a red wine satellite in an area surrounded by world famous whites—Puligny-Montrachet and Meursault sit just a few kilometres to the north—but herein lies the value, Santenay reds are much more reasonably priced than their peers in the northern Côte de Nuits.
This ‘clos’ single vineyard Pinot Noir is aged for 12 months in oak barrels, one-third new, prior to blending and 3 months settling, then bottling. Light garnet in colour, the nose is heavily floral, rose petals, peony and violets intermingling with cranberry and wild strawberry, with just a hint of star anise and vanilla. Firm tannins and a fine acidity give structure to a smooth, fruit-laden palate, puckering redcurrant balanced out by sweet raspberry and blueberry flavours, with a lovely clean crunch on the finish.
At peak drinking 5-10 years from vintage but will age longer with careful cellaring.
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