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2012 Philippe Colin Santenay Les Gravieres

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ITEM 7980664 - Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar; Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner

Bidder Amount Total
marho $35 $35
$35
Item Sold Amount Date
I7980664 1 $35 Oct 24, 2021
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RATINGS

91Wine Spectator

An expressive red, with ripe cherry, raspberry, spice and mineral aromas and flavors... Well-structured, with fine harmony, sweet fruit and a long, spice-filled finish.

PRODUCER

Philippe Colin

Philippe Colin comes from a large, extended and much-admired winemaking family in Chassagne-Montrachet, in Burgundy’s Cote de Beaune. Philippe is the younger son of Michel Colin, and Philippe’s first vintage was in 2004. He has nearly 17 acres of vineyards, including white Premier Cru parcels in Chassagne-Montrachet and Saint-Aubin. He also has red Premier Cru parcels in Chassagne-Montrachet Morgeot and Santenay Les Gravieres.

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Beaune, Santenay, Les Gravieres

Santenay is the southernmost appellation in the Côte d’Or. The appellation includes the communes of Santenay and Remigny and it has 813 vineyard acres. Both red and white wines can be made within the Santenay appellation, though in practice about 85% of the wine produced here is red. Pinot Blanc may be used in white wines, though most white Santenays are 100% Chardonnay. Though there are no Grands Crus, Santenay boasts 12 Premiers Crus. Among the best Premiers Crus vineyards are Clos de Tavannes, La Comme, Les Gravières and Le Passe Temps. Robert M. Parker Jr. has written that “good Santenays share a robust, tannic, earthy character with a bouquet that suggests cherry and strawberry fruit intertwined with the smell of sautéed almonds.” Clive Coates has noted that the white wines of Santenay “should be crisp, medium-bodied and fruity, less racy but fuller than Saint-Aubins, perhaps with a touch of spice…”

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir, 1er (Premier) Cru

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.