MEURSAULT 1er CRU «LES SANTENOTS»

Etymology

|  It is likely that Santenots was the name of a former owner of this vine parcel.

Location

|  Bordering Volnay. Traditionally an area of red varietals as the wines made from Pinot Noir fall under the Volnay 1er Cru ‘Santenots’ A.O.C., whilst there are very few whites produced in this climat.

Surface

|  30,37 ares.

Style

|  Meursault 1er Cru Les Santenots displays a green-gold, canary yellow, hue and takes on shades of polished bronze with age. It is clear, bright and often displays silver highlights. Its bouquet reveals notes of ripe grapes. In its youth it discloses aromas of almond and roasted hazelnut combined with vegetal and floral notes such as hawthorn, elderberry, fern, lime blossom and verbena. It also displays buttery notes, honey and citrus on the nose. The palate is rich and very fat with seductive notes of hazelnut, a good balance between unctuosity and freshness and a smooth mouthfeel. This long, well-structured wine needs time in order to reach its full potential. Well-suited for bottle age.

Our sommelier’s recommendations

|  This wine’s strength and aromatic persistency make it a good choice for sophisticated dishes with complex textures. The ideal partner for elegant dishes such as foie gras and caviar. The powerful flavours and firm, solid texture of lobster and gambas are a worthy match for this wine and will balance out its richness. Firm-fleshed white fish such as monkfish or sea bass also work very well, as does farm-bred poultry, as the rich, creamy texture of Les Santenots will not overpower its delicate meat. Enjoy served with creamy sauces such as morel mushroom or even veal (pan-fried or in a sauce), which makes a harmonious match for the subtle yet persistent acidity of a Meursault 1er Cru Les Santenots.

Serving temperature

|  Between 12 and 14°C.

Ageing potential

|  Ready to be enjoyed after 3 or 4 years in the bottle, but ideally requires 6 to 8 years in order to reach its full potential.