Domaine Nicolas Santenay Les Charmes Dessous 2019

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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.

Type

Red

Grape(s)

Pinot Noir 100%

Country

France

Region of origin

Bourgogne

Appellation

Santenay

Vintage

2019

Alcohol %

13.5

Oak?

12 months

Type of Oak

French and American (with 30% new oak)

Allergens (e.g. Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts)

 

Average age of vines

50 years

Average altitude of vines (m)

300 meters

Soil type(s)

Clay/Chalk

Closure Type

Cork 

Is this wine organic?

No

Biodynamic?

No

Sustainably produced?

Yes

Suitable for vegans?

No

Ageing potential (years)

 9 - 10 years

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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Minimum order requirement is 6 bottles.

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