Santenay Village Rouge

Tasting Notes

Nose : Powerful ripe red fruit aromas (cherry, raspberry), coated with a nice oaky smell.

Palate : Nice balance and length with pretty soft tannins and a nice fruity taste.

Laying : Drink after three or four years or keep for five to seven years depending on the vintages.

Terroir

Blending of different parcels located in Santenay.

Soil

Chalky, clayey, rather deep

Grape Variety

100% Pinot Noir.

Age of the vines

40 years average.

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

Half is aged in concrete tanks and half in barrels (with at most 10% new barrels) during about 15 months. The malolactic fermentation is done tardily in order to keep as much fruit as possible.

Production

About 9 000 Bottles.

Best served with

Grilled meat, fresh cheese