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CHATEAU DE SANTENAY "Vieilles Vignes" - AOC Bourgogne

CHATEAU DE SANTENAY "Vieilles Vignes" - Pinot Noir - Burgundy, FRANCE

An attractive, soft, red cherry flavored wine, this is ready to drink. Acidity cuts easily through the ripe fruits and soft texture. The juicy aftertaste keeps it bright and fruity.

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RETAIL $48.00 CLUB MEMBER $39.90

VINEYARD

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:

10,000 bottles

Winemakers:

Gerard Fagnoni

Producer:

Château de Santenay

Variant:

750ml

Average Age of Vines:

30-60 years on average

Average Vineyard Altitude:

250-350 m

Density:

10.000 vines/ hectare

Sustainably Farmed:

Terra Vitis certification for Château de Santenay

Harvest Method:

Hand-picked

Sorting:

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. We are looking for the complete extraction of the color and the strong presence of the most elegant tannins. Aged in oak cask.

Malolactic Fermentation:

Yes

Aging:

12-18 months

Alcohol:

13.0%

Vintage:

2017

Country:

FRANCE

Grape Varietal:

Pinot Noir

SKU:

BU108

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