Santenay Premier Cru

Clos de Tavannes

Tasting Notes

Nose : Fine and precise, the red fruit aromas blend with oaky notes.

Palate : The most elegant of our Premiers Crus, a great length and a great complexity with fruity flavors and thin but present tannins which bring a nice length.

Keeping :Drink after four or six years or lay down for eight to ten years depending on the vintages.

Terroir

Parcel located on the edge of Chassagne Montrachet (1er cru Morgeot) facing south.

Soil

Chalky and clayey

Grape Variety

100% Pinot Noir.

Age of the vines

45 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 (20% new barrels) during about 15 months. The malolactic fermentation is done tardily in order to keep as much fruit as possible.

Production

About 6 000 bottles.

Best served with

Meat with sauce (game...), Viandes en sauce (gibiers...), beef tenderloin en croute, pigeon, matured cheese.