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.
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.
Aromas of strawberry, raspberry, and spices.
Rich on the palate with silky smooth tannins smooth and lovely flavors of fresh red fruit.
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Domaine de la Vougeraie“And lastly, to crown the repast, Ardan had brought out a fine bottle of Nuits, which was found ‘by chance’ in the provision-box. The three friends drank to the union of the earth and her satellite.” Jules Verne’s Around the Moon was the inspiration for the Apollo 15 astronauts, who christened the crater closest to their landing site Saint Georges.