Welcome to  your new Wine Concierge Service.

At Great Wine Going, we make hand-selected wines  available to budding and experienced wine enthusiasts alike.

We pride ourselves on our ability to source and deliver interesting and under-represented wines of incredible value, through our simple and reliable service.

In order to maintain our commitment to quality and value, we currently offer one carefully selected wine at a time in limited allocations. If our offer takes your fancy, be sure to make your move before it disappears.

Story Behind The Wine

Who makes it:

Gérard Fagnoni is the winemaker at Chateau Santenay responsible for making this particular wine where the nature of the terroir is taken full advantage of. “En Vesvau” means a small valley at the top of a mountain and 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.

Vineyard:

Château de Santenay owns 25 hectares of vineyards in the Côte d’Or, including four hectares in Saint Aubin ‘En Vesvau’. The soils here are free draining with a mixture of clay and sand, and a subsoil which has a high limestone content. This forces the roots of the vine to dig deep to find the vital nutrients and water they need, which in turn results in a high concentration of flavour within the fruit.

Respect for the climats and its specific characteristics, as they were revealed by the Cistercian monks, is an issue which today is reflected in an environmentally-friendly approach. In 2000, the property began a conversion to sustainable agriculture which was completed in 2004. Château de Santenay’s practices in the vineyard have enabled ‘Qualité France’ and ‘Terra Vitis’ certification to be obtained. The entire fermentation and ageing process for these wines takes place in oak barrels, giving them a hint of hazelnuts and superb minerality.

Winery:

The winemaking at Château de Santenay is simple and traditional. After crushing in a pneumatic press, the must is settled for 12 hours then fermented in oak barrels. The wine is then aged on its lees and spends 12 months in oak, of which 20% is new, before being bottled in the December of the vintage.

The Back Story:

This magnificent property dates back to the 9th century, is also known as Château Philippe le Hardi, as it was once owned by the first Duc of Burgundy. Philippe le Hardi is famous as the person who banned the cultivation of Gamay in the Côte d’Or, saying in his edict of 1395 that only Pinot Noir could be used in the production of red wines from the already fabled slopes. Despite its long history, the property had fallen on hard times until it was taken over by the French bank Crédit Agricole in recent years. They have invested heavily, bringing in a new team to support the general manager, Gérard Fagnoni, and putting the emphasis on quality. The property has 98 hectares of vineyard, 72 of which are in Mercurey. These are remarkably well made and good value wines from the Côte d’Or and Côte Chalonnaise.

Welcome to  your new Wine Concierge Service.

At Great Wine Going, we make hand-selected wines  available to budding and experienced wine enthusiasts alike.

We pride ourselves on our ability to source and deliver interesting and under-represented wines of incredible value, through our simple and reliable service.

In order to maintain our commitment to quality and value, we currently offer one carefully selected wine at a time in limited allocations. If our offer takes your fancy, be sure to make your move before it disappears.

Château de Santenay, Saint-Aubin `En Vesvau` 2015

RRP: £31

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The Basics

Vintage: 2015

Country: France

Region: Burgundy

Appellation: Cote de Beaune

Grape: 100% Chardonnay

Alcohol :13%

Closure: Cork

Bottle Size: 75cl

Serving and Pairing This Wine

As with all fine Burgundy whites, serve at “cellar” temperature 50º (10ºc) to ensure a refreshing experience without muting the delicate flavours and keep chilled in an ice bucket.

This wine pairs very well with non-tomato based pasta dishes, rich fish (salmon, tuna etc) together with most shellfish and even mild and soft cheese or cured meats.

Why You Should Buy This Wine
  • If you like Puligny Montrachet which is just 4 miles away, this is well worth exploring as an affordable alternative.
  • Produced by one of the largest and most prestigious estates in Burgundy
  • The estates commitment to sustainable agriculture is accompanied by meticulous care being applied to the quality of the grapes.
  • The wine reflects the unique characteristics of the climat “En Vesvau”
What You Can Expect

This wine is gold in colour with a very expressive nose.

Yellow peach and apricot perfumes are supported by vanilla nuances from judicious oak ageing.

Ripe fruit, well balanced oak and minerality highlight the complexity of the wine.

Story Behind The Wine

Who makes it:

Gérard Fagnoni is the winemaker at Chateau Santenay responsible for making this particular wine where the nature of the terroir is taken full advantage of. “En Vesvau” means a small valley at the top of a mountain and 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.

Vineyard:

Château de Santenay owns 25 hectares of vineyards in the Côte d’Or, including four hectares in Saint Aubin ‘En Vesvau’. The soils here are free draining with a mixture of clay and sand, and a subsoil which has a high limestone content. This forces the roots of the vine to dig deep to find the vital nutrients and water they need, which in turn results in a high concentration of flavour within the fruit.

Respect for the climats and its specific characteristics, as they were revealed by the Cistercian monks, is an issue which today is reflected in an environmentally-friendly approach. In 2000, the property began a conversion to sustainable agriculture which was completed in 2004. Château de Santenay’s practices in the vineyard have enabled ‘Qualité France’ and ‘Terra Vitis’ certification to be obtained. The entire fermentation and ageing process for these wines takes place in oak barrels, giving them a hint of hazelnuts and superb minerality.

Winery:

The winemaking at Château de Santenay is simple and traditional. After crushing in a pneumatic press, the must is settled for 12 hours then fermented in oak barrels. The wine is then aged on its lees and spends 12 months in oak, of which 20% is new, before being bottled in the December of the vintage.

The Back Story:

This magnificent property dates back to the 9th century, is also known as Château Philippe le Hardi, as it was once owned by the first Duc of Burgundy. Philippe le Hardi is famous as the person who banned the cultivation of Gamay in the Côte d’Or, saying in his edict of 1395 that only Pinot Noir could be used in the production of red wines from the already fabled slopes. Despite its long history, the property had fallen on hard times until it was taken over by the French bank Crédit Agricole in recent years. They have invested heavily, bringing in a new team to support the general manager, Gérard Fagnoni, and putting the emphasis on quality. The property has 98 hectares of vineyard, 72 of which are in Mercurey. These are remarkably well made and good value wines from the Côte d’Or and Côte Chalonnaise.

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