Santenay "Comme Dessus"
"Santenay, the most southerly Côte de Beaune village, borders Chassagne-Montrachet, a commune famous for its 1ers Crus and above all for its white Grands Crus. With vines enjoying perfect exposure (from sunrise to mid-day), we produce both red and white wines with SANTENAY and SANTENAY 1ER CRU appellations. "
Vinification & Elevage
The grapes are harvested by hand and placed in small crates to prevent the bunches being compacted. For our white wines, the grapes are brought whole to our pneumatic wine press. Slow gentle pressing allows the juices to be extracted in the best possible conditions. These juices are then placed in a settling vat and cooled to 8° for 24 hours to clarify them. Lastly, they are placed directly in oak barrels (20 % of which are new) for alcoholic fermentation over 10-14 months.
Commentaries by our oenologist
"Colour: pale yellow with grey-gold highlights. Nose: gunflint, flint, then citrus, lemons. In the mouth, it reveals nice energy with tension, citrus notes, and a touch of lemon peel, smoky, lightly toasted, woodiness. A full-bodied, complex wine Serve at 12-14°C"
"It is perfect with white meat in a sauce, shellfish, langoustines, etc. "