CHATEAU DE SANTENAY - Puligny-Montrachet, Burgundy - France

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Product SKU
BU109
Vintage: 2018
The nose is open, fruity and has a beautiful woody, hazelnut fresh. The mouth is ample, solid and fresh and has balanced acidity. A lot of delicacy for this solid wine. The freshness of ripe fruit - apricot - is mingled with a superb woody notes in a long length.

Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage.

$130.00
Country FRANCE Region Burgundy

Product Description

Description

Puligny-Montrachet, along with Chassagne, is the most perfect expression of the Chardonnay grape. Beautiful golden robe with some green reflections. The nose is open, fruity and has a beautiful woody, hazelnut fresh. The mouth is ample, solid and fresh and has balanced acidity. A lot of delicacy for this solid wine. The freshness of ripe fruit - apricot - is mingled with a superb woody notes in a long length. Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage.

How to pair it

  • Meat Creamy veal and chicken dishes.
  • Seafood A perfect match for lobsters, various shellfish, noble fishes.
  • Cheese Also goes well with blue-veined cheeses such as Roquefort, Fourme d'Ambert. Gorgonzola.

Accolades

Awards

Wine Enthusiast 91 Points

American wine and lifestyle magazine that offers wine industry news, educational articles and wine ratings. One of the top 3 wine magazines in the USA.

Critique Review

Ripe and fruity, this has a rich texture that comes both from the generous white fruits and from the cut of lemon acidity. A mineral-textured wine, it's crisp now and will likely round out to bring out the ripeness. Drink from 2019.

Wine Facts

More Information
Product Type White Wine
Vintage 2018
Region Burgundy
Country FRANCE
Winemakers Gerard Fagnoni
Producer Terroirs et Chateaux de Bourgogne
Average age of vines 30-60 years on average
Production method Traditional. Moderate pneumatic pressing. Static settlings for 12 hours.
Harvest method Hand-picked
Fermentation & maceration Fermented in oak barrels. Aged ‘’sur lies’’.
Aging 12-18 months
Mouth Attribute Complex, Rich, Round
Nose Attribute Citrus, Dark Fruit, Nutty, Oak
SKU BU109

Vineyard Info

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 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. 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. We apply practices which respect the environment and don’t use herbicides pesticides, or artificial chemicals. Our goal is to maintain life in the soil and allow each plot’s terroir to express itself in the wines produced there. To this day, Pinot noir is still the grape used for all burgundy’s flagship red wines.

Description

Puligny-Montrachet, along with Chassagne, is the most perfect expression of the Chardonnay grape. Beautiful golden robe with some green reflections. The nose is open, fruity and has a beautiful woody, hazelnut fresh. The mouth is ample, solid and fresh and has balanced acidity. A lot of delicacy for this solid wine. The freshness of ripe fruit - apricot - is mingled with a superb woody notes in a long length. Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage.

How to pair it

  • Meat Creamy veal and chicken dishes.
  • Seafood A perfect match for lobsters, various shellfish, noble fishes.
  • Cheese Also goes well with blue-veined cheeses such as Roquefort, Fourme d'Ambert. Gorgonzola.

Awards

Wine Enthusiast 91 Points

American wine and lifestyle magazine that offers wine industry news, educational articles and wine ratings. One of the top 3 wine magazines in the USA.

Critique Review

Ripe and fruity, this has a rich texture that comes both from the generous white fruits and from the cut of lemon acidity. A mineral-textured wine, it's crisp now and will likely round out to bring out the ripeness. Drink from 2019.

More Information
Product Type White Wine
Vintage 2018
Region Burgundy
Country FRANCE
Winemakers Gerard Fagnoni
Producer Terroirs et Chateaux de Bourgogne
Average age of vines 30-60 years on average
Production method Traditional. Moderate pneumatic pressing. Static settlings for 12 hours.
Harvest method Hand-picked
Fermentation & maceration Fermented in oak barrels. Aged ‘’sur lies’’.
Aging 12-18 months
Mouth Attribute Complex, Rich, Round
Nose Attribute Citrus, Dark Fruit, Nutty, Oak
SKU BU109

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 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. 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. We apply practices which respect the environment and don’t use herbicides pesticides, or artificial chemicals. Our goal is to maintain life in the soil and allow each plot’s terroir to express itself in the wines produced there. To this day, Pinot noir is still the grape used for all burgundy’s flagship red wines.