Domaine Nicolas Santenay 'Les Charmes Dessous' 2020
WineSpark Price €27.80
This wine is now sold out, and the new vintage will be back in the new year. In the meantime, try the Baldassari Russian River Pinot Noir 2018.
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.
|Region of origin||Bourgogne|
|Months in Oak||12 months|
|Type of Oak||French and American (with 30% new oak barrels)|
|Allergens (e.g. does it contain Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts)||None|
|Average age of vines||50 years|
|Average altitude of vines (m)||250 meters|
|Is this wine organic?||No|
|Suitable for vegans?||Yes|
|Ageing potential||9 - 10 years|
|Ideal drinking window||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.
Something beefy! Like cote de bœuf. Or oeufs en meurette.
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Have enjoyed this with beef bourguignon and also a simple cheeseboard.