Santenay 1er Cru “La Maladière”

Santenay 1er Cru “La Maladière” bottle

Santenay's vineyards stretch across 400 ha of which 123 ha are planted with Premier Cru vines, divided into 3 distinct zones. The same veins of brown soil combined with limestone that are found further north in Gevrey-Chambertin in the Côte de Nuits reappear south of Chassagne-Montrachet towards Santenay. The La Maladière vineyard, located above the village, enjoys eastern exposure and lies over fissured limestone topped with a thin layer of marl. In Old French, “La Maladière” meant “hospital”. These institutions receiving donations: this climat name from Santenay refers to one of them belonging to the Maladière of Chagny a few kilometres away.

May 1, 2017 | Wine Spectator
Expressive, offering aromas and flavors of cherry, currant, earth, mineral and sweet burning vine cuttings. Features a firm backbone and a chalky feel on the finish.
  • Winemaking

    Aged on the lees for 14 months with no racking using in 30% new French oak barrels. The barrels were toasted at low temperatures for a long time to impart a very delicate touch of oak to the wine.

  • Nose

    Aromas of strawberry, raspberry, and spices.

  • Palate

    Rich on the palate with silky smooth tannins smooth and lovely flavors of fresh red fruit.

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