Santenay Premier Cru

Beaurepaire

Tasting Notes

Nose : Elegant with fresh red fruit aromas and soft oaky notes.

Palate : The palate offers the finesse of Premier Crus with a nice fruity taste along with relatively soft tannins.

Laying : Drink after three or five years or lay down for six to eight years depending on the vintages.

Terroir

Parcel located in the middle of the hill (on a very steep slope), just behind the village. It is facing south.

Soil

Rather chalky and a bit clayey.

Grape Variety

100% Pinot Noir.

Age of the vines

35 years.

Harvesting

100% Manual.

Destemming

90% Destemmed.

Winemaking

After a rigorous selection of the grapes, they are destemmed then put into concrete tanks. Cold maceration during ten days or so with treading and pumping over, then alcoholic maceration during eight days. After the press wine is racked and blended, the wine is put in barrels

Alcohol

13% Vol.

Ageing

Entirely put in barrels (15% new barrels) during about 15 months. The malolactic fermentation is done tardily in order to keep as much fruit as possible.

Production

About 1 800 Bottles.

Best served with

Seared meat, cheese, pan fried mushrooms, roast veal.