Chateau de Santenay Mercurey 1er cru 'Les Puillets'

£21.99

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 This magnificent property, which dates back to the 9th century, is also known...

as Château Philippe le Hardi, as it was once owned by the first Duc of Burgundy. Philippe le Hardi is famous as the person who banned the cultivation of Gamay in the Côte d'Or, saying in his edict of 1395 that only Pinot Noir could be used in the production of red wines from the already fabled slopes. Despite its long history, the property had fallen on hard times until it was taken over by the French bank Crédit Agricole in recent years. They have invested heavily, bringing in a new team to support the general manager, Gérard Fagnoni, and putting the emphasis on quality. The property has 98 hectares of vineyard, 72 of which are in Mercurey. These are remarkably well made and good value wines from the Côte d'Or and Côte Chalonnaise.

Tasting Notes

A dark garnet colour. The nose is focused on woody notes and kirsch. Full and rich, the palate shows red cherry and redcurrant flavours with mouthwatering freshness and pleasant tannins on the finish. Though drinking well now, it will reward some time in the cellar.

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Producer Chateau de Santenay
Country France
Region Burgundy
Grape Varieties Pinot Noir
Style 10. Silky strawberryish reds
Vintage 2013
Alcohol 13%
Food Match Game / Duck
Bottle Size 75cl

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