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2016 Maison Evenstad Santenay Beaurepaire Blanc

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June 18, 2023 - $47



93Wine Enthusiast

Lifted notes of resin have the merest hint of honey on the nose of this wine. The palate follows up with hazelnutty, lemony richness, bedded on a creamy texture and highlighted with honey overtones that blend with citrus-oil richness. All this centers around a limestone core of freshness, with a chalkiness that has only just started expressing itself.

92Wine Spectator

...peach and lemon cake flavors that are deftly framed by spicy oak, this is underscored by a vibrant structure that drives the long finish.

91James Suckling

Attractive aromas of ripe white peaches and sliced pears here with a rich, round palate that has such appealingly fresh, fleshy and tangy lemon and apple flavors.


France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Beaune, Santenay, Beaurepaire

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…”


White Wine, Chardonnay, 1er (Premier) Cru

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.