Château Santenay

Our Savoir-faire

A dedicated team with strong environmental awareness



Our vinification philosophy

Our objective of enhancing the diversity and subtleties of our ‘climats’ lies at the heart of our winemaking philosophy. From the vineyards right through to bottling, every effort is made to ensure that quality remains the top priority.

Our white wines possess exceptional aromatic purity, precision and elegance.

Our red wines reveal the depth of the Pinot Noir varietal with a rich palette of red and black fruit aromas. Our delicate wines are characterized by their freshness, density, bright colour and elegant tannins. A team of experienced and dedicated winemakers bring their savoir-faire and passion to the vinification process.

 

State-of-the-art technology

The Château’s vat house has a vinification capacity for 5,000 hectolitres of wine. Our state-of-the-art winemaking facilities ensure the highest quality possible and allow us to bring out the true potential of the terroirs whilst respecting the raw material and optimising every stage of the winemaking process.

Our latest generation presses ensure gentle extraction. The facilities provide us with optimum temperature control throughout the vatting and ageing cycle.Several temperature-controlled cellars give us a combined storage capacity of up to 1,600 barrels.

 

2 vinification cellars

Our 2 specially adapted vinification cellars, one for Côte Chalonnaise wines and the other for the various appellations of the Côte de Beaune and the Côte des Nuits, allow us to respond to their different requirements.

The storage capacity is adapted to the diversity of the appellations and their volumes in order to ensure that the specific needs of each appellation and ‘climat’ are met. Our latest generation presses ensure gentle extraction and the facilities provide us with optimum temperature control throughout the vatting and ageing cycle.

Several temperature-controlled cellars give us a combined storage capacity of up to 1,600 barrels. The vast wine cellar located in the cellars beneath the Château, can also hold up to 800 barrels in optimum conditions for ageing. The hygrometric and temperature conditions under ground level provide ideal conditions for ageing our wines.