Château Santenay

History

The domaine’s history is closely tied to the history of Burgundy

One of the largest wine domaines…

Château de Santenay is one of Burgundy’s largest wine domaines. Its prestigious heritage, which comprises a remarkable Château with a glazed tile roof and 90 hectares of vineyards, is the product of a time-old legacy that is closely tied to the history of the Burgundy wine region.

Core values of precision, authenticity and character

The Château was built in the 9th, 12th and 16th centuries. It was formerly one of several properties belonging to the Duke of Burgundy, Philippe le Hardi (1342-1404), and was named after him for centuries to come.

In 1395, Philippe le Hardi signed the founding document for single varietal cultivation in Burgundy. The document was named the “Ordonnance de Philippe le Hardi”. Pinot Noir thus replaced Gamay as the varietal used for red wine production in Burgundy.

The Domaine

A rich and diverse wine domaine with a strong commitment to biodiversity

 

90 hectares of vines

Château de Santenay owns 90 hectares of vines split between the Côte d’Or and Côte Chalonnaise making it one of the largest wine domaines in the Burgundy region. The diversity of its ‘climats’ results in a rich palette of wines with distinctive styles that reflect the subtleties of the Burgundy varietals.

14 appellations

With white and red wines produced in 14 appellations including Bourgogne, Hautes Côtes de Beaune, Mercurey, Aloxe Corton, Beaune, Pommard, Santenay, Saint-Aubin and Clos de Vougeot, and from a number of different ‘climats’, Château Santenay includes no less than 25 wines in its range including 3 Monopolies, 10 Premier Crus and one Grand Cru.

Côte Chalonnaise

  • Mercurey blanc
  • Mercurey Rouge
  • Mercurey 1er Cru

 

Côte d’Or

  • Côte de Beaune
    • Bourgogne Côte d’Or
    • Aloxe-Corton
    • Beaune 1er Cru
    • Pommard
    • Saint-Aubin
    • Santenay 1er Cru
  • Côtes de nuit
    • Clos de Vougeot

 

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Respecting the environment

For the last 20 years, the domaine has been taking an environmentally-friendly approach to growing, proving itself to be a true pioneer in this respect. It has been TERRA VITIS certified since 2004 and was certified by the Ministry of Agriculture in 2009 for its use of sustainable growing methods. In 2015, it was one of the first wine domaines to receive ‘High Environmental Value’ (HEV 3) certification respecting a new set of specifications issued by the French Ministry of Agriculture.

 

In 2016, the domaine set up an apiary close to the vineyards in order to verify that the techniques used were harmless to bees, which are very sensitive to the environment.Plans are already in place to introduce more hives.