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CHATEAU DE SANTENAY - Aloxe-Corton " Les Brunettes et Planchots"

CHATEAU DE SANTENAY - Pinot Noir - Aloxe-Corton " Les Brunettes et Planchots" - Burgundy, FRANCE

Brilliant wine from an 'off the radar' village. Sour morello cherries and caramelised raspberry with a savoury edge finish. Palate delivers on noses promise - Racy, brilliant finish with stony minerality.

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The estate of Château de Santenay is spread over an area of 90 ha ( 222 acres) stretching from the southern vineyards of Mercurey in Côte Chalonnaise up to the Grand Cru of Clos des Vougeot in Cote de Nuits. The vineyard own no less than 25 different appellations. A third of our estate is located in the Côte d’Or with vineyards in Aloxe-Corton, Beaune 1er Cru, St Aubin, Pommard, and …. Santenay of course and the rest is located in the up and coming appellation of Mercurey.

The estate was converted to sustainable farming in 2004, Terra-vitis certified. with practices that respects the environment. No herbicides pesticides, or artificial chemicals are used. Their goal is to maintain life in the soil and maximum empressize each plot’s terroir in the wines produced there. Each Parcel is vinified separately to transmit the full expression of the terroir. A modern and advanced winery welcome our grapes, with gentle extraction for respecting the terroir of each parcel. The castle was once the residence of the Duke of Burgundy Philippe Le Hardi (Philippe the Bold) ( 1342-1404) who was the first and foremost ambassador of Burgundy and its great wines.

Wine facts

Label Notes:

The Castle belonged to Duke Philippe-Le-Hardi (1342-1404), son of the King of France Jean-Le-Bon. The wine estate consists of 90 hectares of vineyards where the noble Burgundian grape varieties of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are grown. The wines are aged in the purest of Burgundian tradition in the castle cellars.

Total Production:

32,000 bottles


Gerard Fagnoni


Château de Santenay



Average Age of Vines:

30-60 years on average

Average Vineyard Altitude:

250-350 m


10.000 vines/ hectare


We are looking for the complete extraction of the color and the strong presence of the most elegant tannins. Aged in oak barrels. Bottled December 2016.

Sustainably Farmed:

Terra Vitis certification for Château de Santenay

Harvest Method:



Handmade and mechanical

Fermentation and Maceration:

Cold soaked for 7 days. Temperature Controlled fermentation - duration 12/14 days. Punch down and pump over allow a gentle extraction and thrust.

Malolactic Fermentation:



12-18 months







Grape Varietal:

Pinot Noir



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