Domaine Nicolas Santenay Les Charmes Dessous 2020

Traditional Price €41
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Santenay isn’t widely known or appreciated… but talk to any wine expert who knows their stuff and they’ll hold a soft spot for wines from here. It’s the last stop south of Cotes de Beaune and before Cote Chalonnaise, so you get a darker, riper style of Pinot.

This wine comes from a vineyard the size of a tennis court called Les Charmes Dessous. The vines are 70 years old, and produce fruit that is concentrated and complex. 

Then in the winery things get a little crazy. They use both French and American oak to age the wine - which is total heresy in these parts. But while the French oak gives the wine extra oomph and tannins, the American oak brings out that gorgeous silky strawberry sweetness which I love in good Pinot.

Wine type

Red

Grape(s)

Pinot Noir

Country

France

Region of origin

Bourgogne

Appellation

Santenay

Vintage

2020

Alcohol %

13.5%

Oak?

Yes

Months in Oak

12

Type of Oak

25% new oak

Allergens (e.g. does it contain Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts)

None

Average age of vines

60 years

Average altitude of vines (m)

280

Soil type(s)

Argilo Calcaire

Closure Type

Cork

Is this wine organic?

Yes

Biodynamic?

No

Sustainably produced?

Yes

Suitable for vegans?

No

Ageing potential (years)

9-10

Ideal drinking window

2021-2026

Finding value in Burgundy is like finding a needle in a haystack. Luckily for you, I have connections with their finger on the pulse of young, upcoming producers and that is how Domaine Nicolas came to my attention.

The Nicolas family has been making the wine here since the French Revolution - Mylene and Benoit are the 6th generation to make the stuff.

Read more about Mylene & Benoit

Something beefy! Like cote de bœuf. Or oeufs en meurette.

 

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