Guy & Yvan Dufouleur Santenay ‘Clos Genêts’ 2017




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.

  • Smooth, elegant, floral
  • 750ml
  • 13% Alcohol
  • Cork
  • Drink by 2032
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Producer: Domaine Guy & Yvan Dufouleur

The Dufouleurs have been around a bit in Burgundy, with 14 generations involved in growing and winemaking going back to Gilles Dufouleur in 1596. Father and son Guy and Yvan, 13th and 14th generation respectively, are the current custodians, with vineyard holdings amounting to 27 hectares over eleven appellations across the Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits.

Despite the 400 years + of history, these are modern wines, with head winemaker Yvan utilizing modern techniques and technology to complement generations of knowledge passed down. The wines are fresh and accessible when young, accentuating the immaculate fruit. Vineyards have been organic since 2000, with yields and quality stringently controlled by green harvesting and hand sorting of grapes after picking.

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