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S.A.S Château De Santenay

1 rue du Château, 21590 Santenay
France

Hall map

ProWein 2018 hall map (Hall 11): stand B117

Fairground map

ProWein 2018 fairground map: Hall 11

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Wines (according to cultivable areas)
  • 01.01  Europe
  • 01.01.05  France
  • 01.01.05.05  Bourgogne

Our products

Product category: Bourgogne

Chardonnay Vieilles Vignes

Having first become famous for its red wines, Burgundy's white wines are enjoying a growing reputation. This is no doubt due to the traditional methods of vinification: maturing on fine lees and regular stirring give the wines the body and smooth richness that is so important to their balance.
It is on this expertise that we rely to produce the Chardonnay Vieilles Vignes, which possesses the cardinal qualities of Burgundy's white wines. The grapes selected for this wine come from vines on the Côte d'Or that are more than 20 years-old.

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Product category: Bourgogne

Pinot Noir Vieilles Vignes

One of the top producers in Mercurey, Château de Santenay is perfectly placed to reveal all the nuances of this terroir on the Côte Chalonnaise.
The vieilles vignes (old vines) enable a superb interpretation of these plots due to the vines' maturity. Thanks to a fold in the land on the Côte Chalonnaise we are able to offer this very high quality regional cuvée. A velvety texture and outstanding expression are obtained thanks to this unique plot selection.

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Product category: Bourgogne

Aloxe-Corton

In the extension of the "Les Citernes" plot, at the junction of the coombs of Pernand-Vergelesse and Echevonne, the rain water continues to run off onto "Les Brunettes & Planchots". 
Flourishing on this well-drained soil, Château Santenay's vieilles vignes are more than 60 years-old. This maturity is reflected in the tremendous aromatic power of the wines and their excellent capacity to age.

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About us

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A history bound up with that of Burgundy
A seigniorial estate

Château de Santenay is one of the largest wine-producing estates in Burgundy. This prestigious property, consisting of the Château with its remarkable glazed tile roof and a 98 hectare vineyard, is the fruit of an ancient heritage intimately linked to the history of wine production in Burgundy.

Philippe le Hardi (Philip the Bold) son of King Jean le Bon of France (John the Good) was the most illustrious owner of Château de Santenay. A brilliant politician, Philippe le Hardi began a magnificent chapter in the history of Burgundy, founding the Valois of Burgundy dynasty, which would reign for over a century.

Assembled over the course of the twentieth century, through various purchases and inheritances, the estate consists of a mosaic of plots on the Côte d'Or and the Côte Chalonnaise. Thanks to this diversity of "climats"(small plots of vines) the château produces a wide variety of wines whose nuances and subtlety result from the unique geology.

Philippe le Hardi's decree
Burgundy was already producing wines for the royal table in the Middle Ages, and winegrowers were disturbed to see Pinot Noir being replaced by "coarse" varieties, such as Gamay, which offered high yields, but produced acidic, low quality wines. In 1395, in response to being petitioned by the inhabitants of Dijon, Beaune and Chalon, Philippe le Hardi passed a decree banning the planting Gamay in vineyards, and ordering the cutting down and pulling up of any vines that had already been planted. The same concern for quality saw the monks of Suresnes travelling all the way to Meursault to buy Chardonnay vines.

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