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2019 Bachelet-Monnot Santenay Blanc

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February 25, 2024 - $46

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RATINGS

90The Wine Advocate

...aromas of citrus zest, white flowers and pastry cream. Medium to full-bodied, layered and structured, with chalky grip and lively acids, it concludes with a saline finish.

90-92Vinous / IWC

...bouquet with Granny Smith apples mixed with pear and crushed limestone aromas. The palate is well balanced with a citric entry, vibrant malic notes with an undertow of spice towards the finish.

REGION

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

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

White Wine, Chardonnay, AOC (AC)

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.