Chateau De Santenay Chassagne-montrachet Chardonnay, 2013
$625.14 / case(12)
”producer this magnificent property which dates back to the 9th century is also known as chateau philippe le hardi as it was once owned by the first duc of burgundy. Philippe le hardi is famous as the person who banned the cultivation of gamay in the co;te d’or saying in his edict of 1395 that only pinot noir could be used in the production of red wines from the already fabled slopes. Despite its long history the property had fallen on hard times until it was taken over by the french bank credit agricole in recent years. They have invested heavily bringing in a new team to support the general manager gerard fagnoni and putting the emphasis on quality. The property has 98 hectares of vineyard 72 of which are in mercurey. These are remarkably well made and good value winesfrom the co;te d’or and co;te chalonnaise. Vineyards the property has 98 hectares of vineyard 72 of which are in mercurey. The soils are rich in clay but the limestone is still very present as well as some areas of marl. These characteristics give the white wines of mercurey a strong structure and a beautiful texture. Vintage overall 2013 was a classic vintage ‘very burgundian’ in the sense that harvest was late (75% of the grapes were picked in october). Small production (yields were reduced by on average 30-40%) was due to climatic influences including coulure and millerandage although the co;te challonaise was fortunate to escape an incident of hail that devastated many vineyardsin the co;tedebeaune. Vinification the winemaking at chateau de santenay is simple and traditional. After crushing in a pneumatic press the must was settled for twelve hours then fermented in oak barrels. The wine was aged on its lees and spent 13 months in oak of which 20% was new before being bottled in december 2014. Tasting notes white gold in the glass. A powerful expressive nose it opens with aromas of ripe pear white peach and vanilla. The mouth is fresh and full with lots of minerality. A fine elegant structure leads to good length on a lovely palate of fresh fruit honeysuckle and a delicate toast.”- chateau de santenay
Available For Online Purchase
Receive an additional 5% discount in-store for cash payment. Prices and vintages subject to change.
Prices shown are for the Smith Street store only. Please call your local store for their pricing and availability.
Prices shown are for this location only and can vary by location. Please call your local store for their pricing and availability.
Photos are for display purposes only and may not reflect the actual product.