Domaine Nicolas Santenay 'Les Charmes Dessous' 2020

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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.

Due to extremely limited supply, there's a limit of 2 bottles per customer on this wine.

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 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
Soil type(s) Clay/chalk
Closure Type Cork 
Is this wine organic? No
Biodynamic? No
Sustainably produced? Yes
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.

Read more about Mylene & Benoit

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

We know how important it is to get your wine order quickly and efficiently. So we’ve partnered with UPS to offer next-day delivery on our wines.


Here’s what you need to know:

  • It’s free - delivery is already included in the members price
  • It’s fast - you’ll get next-day delivery if you order before 12pm Monday-Thursday
  • It’s environmentally-friendly - all our orders are shipped carbon neutral with UPS.
    **Due to temporary staffing constraints in our supply chain, orders placed between 12pm Tuesday and 12pm Thursday will be delivered on Friday.

We ship to the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland only. €2 per case is added to all Northern Ireland orders to cover additional shipping costs. The point of sale occurs in the Republic of Ireland.

Our minimum order requirement is 6 bottles and we ship in multiples of 6’s. This can be 6 different bottles!

A large order surcharge of €10 per case is added to orders of 3 cases and over.

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Eoghan Murphy (Swords)
A beautiful wine, smooth as silk and one of my Winespark favourites

Have enjoyed this with beef bourguignon and also a simple cheeseboard.

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