SANTENAY 2018 Rouge

Story

Location
Production area : 253 ha
Altitude : 250-300 m
Terroir
Located at the South border of la Côte de Beaune, the village of Santenay is very sprawling. The soils are brown and limestone in the hillsides and with more of clay and silt at the bottom of the territory. We blend grapes from different vineyards in order to combine structure, quality of fruit and elegance.
Soil : Calcareous clay
In the vineyard
Wine-Growing method : Sustainable
Harvest: 100 % manual
Vinification
At their arrival in our cellar, the grapes are carefully sorted in order to keep only the healthy grapes at an optimal ripeness
100 % destemmed grappes
Finning: no
Filtration : yes
Alcoholic fermentation in open vats: 19 days
Ageing
15 months (whose 3 months in stainless steel tank)
100 % oak barrels (whose 25% of new oak)
Varietals
Pinot Noir : 100%
Specifications
Age of vines: 40 ans
Alcohol content: 13 % vol.

Advice

Serving
Serving temperature : 17-19°C
Should be drunk between 2021 and 2026
Tasting notes
This wine shows an earthy but fresh nose which evolves into fruity glimpses on the palate. The flavors' weight, from light to medium, contribute to a beautiful balance and length, one of the best in its range.
Food pairings
Ideal with caramelized poultry or cheese such as Cîteaux and Bleu de Bresse.

Reviews

87pts
"A pungently spicy and carnal bouquet of smoked meats, cinnamon and rich berry fruit introduce the 2018 Santenay Village, a medium-bodied, richly tannic wine with a meaty core of fruit and lively acids. Though it’s rather rustic, even a little animal in style, it remains nicely balanced."
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89pts
"Well-oaked, displaying black cherry, blackberry, licorice, charred oak and spice flavors. lt's a bit heavy handed, but has concentration and length. "
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