Santenay 1er cru "Les Gravières" Blanc

55 years

Vines are located in the Santenay Village area, in the south of the Côte de Beaune. The "Gravières” vineyard is one of the most famous 1er Cru in Santenay. Soil: clay and limestone. The subsoil is composed of different limestone layers (pebbles, marly soils). The slope is strong. Grapes variety: 100% chardonnay - Guyot pruning with different yearly works in the vineyard (pruning, trellising on wires/tying-in, thinning fruit-bunches).

Grapes are harvested by hand and sorted out when picking the grapes. The grapes are wholly pressed in a pneumatic press at a low pressure to get a slow extraction. After a cold settling and gentle racking of the must, the wine is put in French oak casks (15% of new oak) of 500 liters named "demi-muids”. The primary and malolactic fermentations can then begin with wild yeasts.

The ageing is long on fine lees during 12 months. A month before the bottling, the wine from the different barrels is put in a stainless steel tank to make the blend. The wine is finally fined and gently filtered before bottling it following the lunar calendar ("fruit” day to get a wine on freshness and minerality.

Whites from Santenay are dry and full-bodied. A fleshy wine with notes of dried and preserved fruits and honey combined with a nice acidity level which brings a nice balance and a good mineral length.

fish, shellfish or creamy white meat or for "aperitif”
Santenay 1er cru "Les Gravières" Blanc
Santenay 1er cru "Les Gravières" Blanc

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