Château Santenay

Our wines

Wines of Château de Santenay

Our white wines

Bourgogne Blanc

Bourgogne Blanc

Clos de la Chaise Dieu Monopole

Clos de la Chaise Dieu Monopole

This regional appellation is produced in the commune of "St. Aubin", which is recognized for the exceptional quality of its white wines. The plot is located on a south-south-west facing hillside, very near our Saint-Aubin plot "En Vesvau". This predominantly limestone terroir consists of light clay and sand on top of a limestone fault; the Chardonnay benefits from perfect drainage conditions, resulting in the production of elegant white wines.

Mercurey Blanc

Mercurey Blanc

The Mercurey appellation is mainly known for its red wines. For Chardonnay, Château de Santenay favours the marly areas that are richest in limestone. 
The white wines benefit from ideal conditions in both the vineyard and the winery. After moderate pneumatic pressing of the grapes and vinification, the wines are matured on the lees. This cautious approach results in excellent quality white wines, recognizable for their characteristic full-bodied richness.

Mercurey Blanc Le Closeau

Mercurey Blanc Le Closeau

The Mercurey appellation is mainly known for its red wines. For Chardonnay, Château de Santenay favours the marly areas that are richest in limestone. 
The white wines benefit from ideal conditions in both the vineyard and the winery. After moderate pneumatic pressing of the grapes and vinification, the wines are matured on the lees. This cautious approach results in excellent quality white wines, recognizable for their characteristic full-bodied richness.

Saint-Aubin en Vesvau

Saint-Aubin en Vesvau

« En Vesvau" means a small valley at the top of a mountain. Château de Santenay's plot is located in the geological continuation of the prestigious village of Montrachet. This terroir, rediscovered relatively recently, has now been perfectly mastered. 
The entire fermentation and ageing process for these wines takes place oak barrels, giving them a hint of hazelnuts which rounds of a superb minerality.

Santenay 1er Cru La Comme Blanc

Santenay 1er Cru La Comme Blanc

"La Comme" is derived from the Burgundian word "Combe", meaning a coomb. Château de Santenay accomplishes the rare feat of producing a red wine and a white wine from the same climat. The production of Chardonnay on Santenay's plots remains small, but La Commes' limestone soil results in a beautiful minerality and the characteristic power of very fine white wines.

Santenay 1er Cru Les Beaurepaires

Santenay 1er Cru Les Beaurepaires

Very few white wines are produced at Santenay, and they are only produced in small quantities. The Beaurepaires climat is located at the top of a hill and enjoys an exceptional amount of sunshine. In old French, "repaire" means "a place where it is good to go". It is definitely a good place for Chardonnay: the resulting wines have a wonderful finesse.

Our red wines

Mercurey Rouge

Mercurey Rouge

Located on the Côte Chalonnaise, in the continuation of the Côte de Beaune, the steep Mercurey slope is known for its powerful, expressive wines. The largest producer in the appellation, Château de Santenay endeavours to reveal the influence of the clayey marl soil at its best. Rigorous sorting enables the most elegant tannins to be obtained, resulting in the creation of voluptuous wines.

Clos Philippe Le Hardi Monopole

Clos Philippe Le Hardi Monopole

This well-named Clos refers to Château de Santenay's most famous owner (Philip the Bold), who was also one of the fathers of Burgundian viticulture thanks to his decree which favoured Pinot Noir over Gamay. 
Located on the Hautes Côtes de Beaune, near Saint-Aubin , these few rows of Pinot Noir are something of a tribute. The wines that they produce offer all the qualities for which the grape variety is famous: aromas of fresh red fruit, enhanced by silky tannins.

Mercurey 1er Cru Les Puillets

Mercurey 1er Cru Les Puillets

Located on the Côte Chalonnaise, the "Les Puillets" climat benefits from excellent conditions: a south-south-west facing slope, whose natural drainage is further enhanced by the clay-limestone soil. 
The freshness of these wines is expressed in their delicate wild berry aromas of raspberries and blackcurrants supported by silky tannins.

Mercurey 1er Cru Les Crêts

Mercurey 1er Cru Les Crêts

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Mercurey 1er Cru Les Champs Martin

Mercurey 1er Cru Les Champs Martin

Aloxe Corton Les Brunettes et Planchots

Aloxe Corton Les Brunettes et Planchots

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.

Beaune 1er Cru Clos du Roi

Beaune 1er Cru Clos du Roi

Originally, Clos du Roi in Beaune belonged to the Ducal Crown. On the death of Charles the Bold, last Duke of Burgundy, the vines became royal property. 
This climat is characterized by clay-limestone soil and sand on the surface which ensures good drainage. These qualities enable a full-bodied, generous wine to be produced.

Beaune 1er Cru Montée Rouge

Beaune 1er Cru Montée Rouge

"Montée rouge" is an evocative place name which refers to the slope of the Mountain of Beaune and the colour of the soil. The redness of the earth is due to the marl, a natural mixture of red clay and limestone. 
The combination of these conditions produces elegant, distinguished wines with generous tannins and fruity aromas of wild berries.

Santenay 1er Cru la Comme Rouge

Santenay 1er Cru la Comme Rouge

"Comme" is a Burgundian term for a coomb: a depression in the soft limestone of the Côte de Beaune. This coomb begins on the edge of Saint Aubin and widens until it reaches Santenay. 
The effect of this predominantly limestone terroir is to bring finesse and freshness to the Pinot Noir. Château de Santenay also produces a white wine on this climat, and the expression of the Chardonnay is equally flattering.

Santenay 1er Cru Les Gravières

Santenay 1er Cru Les Gravières

"Les Gravières", like "La Comme", is among Santenay's most renowned climats. Located at the end of the "La Comme" depression, Les Gravières is rich in gravel and pebbles brought by the glaciers that created the undulating landscape of the Côte d'Or. 
The wines from this terroir have a very recognizable character and an intense bouquet of violets and fresh leather.

Clos de Vougeot

Clos de Vougeot

Clos de Vougeot is surely the ultimate representation of winegrowing in Burgundy. Several producers compete to achieve the best expression of the same terroir. Aware of the challenge, Château de Santenay upholds 
this tradition of competition, initiated by the monks of Citeaux abbey in the 12th century. 
The meticulous care taken in the production of this wine results in well-rounded, refined, mellow tannins, whose velvety texture accompanies an elegant bouquet. Aromas of liquorice, violets and truffles develop after a few years of ageing in the cellar.

Terroirs & Châteaux of Burgundy

Our white wines

Meursault

Meursault

Chassagne Montrachet

Chassagne Montrachet

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Chassagne 1er Cru la Maltroie

Chassagne 1er Cru la Maltroie

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Chassagne 1er Cru Morgeot

Chassagne 1er Cru Morgeot

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Chassagne 1er Cru Abbaye de Morgeot

Chassagne 1er Cru Abbaye de Morgeot

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Puligny-Montrachet

Puligny-Montrachet

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Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières

Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières

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Our red wines

Gevrey Chambertin

Gevrey Chambertin

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