CHATEAU DE SANTENAY - Mercurey "Le Roc Blanc", Burgundy - France

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Product SKU
BU103
Vintage: 2016
For Chardonnay, Château de Santenay favours the marly areas that are richest in limestone. The white wines benefit from ideal conditions in both the vineyard and the winery. After moderate pneumatic pressing of the grapes and vinification, the wines are matured on the lees. This cautious approach results in excellent quality white wines, recognizable for their characteristic full-bodied richness. Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage.
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Country FRANCE Region Burgundy Grape Varietal Chardonnay

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Description

The Mercurey appellation is mainly known for its red wines. For Chardonnay, Ch�teau de Santenay favours the marly areas that are richest in limestone. The white wines benefit from ideal conditions in both the vineyard and the winery. After moderate pneumatic pressing of the grapes and vinification, the wines are matured on the lees. This cautious approach results in excellent quality white wines, recognizable for their characteristic full-bodied richness.

How to pair it

  • Seafood Pair with grilled fish, seafood, asian dishes
  • Cheese Hard cheeses. Cheese suggestions: Abondance, Tomme de chèvre, Comté, Swiss Gruyère, Beaufort.

Accolades

Awards

Jancis Robinson 16.5 Points

Internationally recognised British wine journalist and critic, Jancis Robinson is one of the few influential women in wine and is among the top educators in the industry.

Critique Review

Spicier than their Hautes-Côtes de Beaune, with pithy green-apple fruit and lemon zest freshening the finish. Some salty character giving a savoury aftertaste. (RH) Drink 2018-2022

Jancis Robinson

Smooth and ripe, this wine is generously textured and offers layers of green plum and citrus fruits along with young acidity. The wine is rich, still young and needs to age. Drink from 2021.

Wine Enthusiast

Wine Facts

More Information
Product Type White Wine
Grape Varietal Chardonnay
Vintage 2016
Region Burgundy
Country FRANCE
Winemakers Gerard Fagnoni
Producer Château de Santenay
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’’. Bottled November 2017
Aging 12-18 months
SKU BU103

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

The Mercurey appellation is mainly known for its red wines. For Chardonnay, Ch�teau de Santenay favours the marly areas that are richest in limestone. The white wines benefit from ideal conditions in both the vineyard and the winery. After moderate pneumatic pressing of the grapes and vinification, the wines are matured on the lees. This cautious approach results in excellent quality white wines, recognizable for their characteristic full-bodied richness.

How to pair it

  • Seafood Pair with grilled fish, seafood, asian dishes
  • Cheese Hard cheeses. Cheese suggestions: Abondance, Tomme de chèvre, Comté, Swiss Gruyère, Beaufort.

Awards

Jancis Robinson 16.5 Points

Internationally recognised British wine journalist and critic, Jancis Robinson is one of the few influential women in wine and is among the top educators in the industry.

Critique Review

Spicier than their Hautes-Côtes de Beaune, with pithy green-apple fruit and lemon zest freshening the finish. Some salty character giving a savoury aftertaste. (RH) Drink 2018-2022

Jancis Robinson

Smooth and ripe, this wine is generously textured and offers layers of green plum and citrus fruits along with young acidity. The wine is rich, still young and needs to age. Drink from 2021.

Wine Enthusiast
More Information
Product Type White Wine
Grape Varietal Chardonnay
Vintage 2016
Region Burgundy
Country FRANCE
Winemakers Gerard Fagnoni
Producer Château de Santenay
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’’. Bottled November 2017
Aging 12-18 months
SKU BU103

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.