Chapelle et Fils, 2019 Santenay, 1er Cru, Les Gravières


Producer


Vintage

2019

Region

FranceBurgundyCôte de Beaune

Appellation

Santenay, 1er Cru

Cuvée

Les Gravières

Varietal

Pinot Noir

Farming

Organic

Vinification

Barrel Aged, Estate grown grapes, Hand harvested, Indigenous yeast fermented, Malolactic, Open-top Wood Vat Fermented, Organically Grown Grapes, Skin contact

Soil Type

Chalky Limestone, Clay

Note

Arrives mid August

1 hectare vineyard planted in 1953. Southeast exposure on classic clay/limestone soil composition. 10,000 vines/hectare density. Yields are capped at 35hl/hectare.
Les Gravières is one of if not the most prized vineyards in Santenay. It’s ideal exposure and sub-soil bring out the best in Santenay, where like in Chassagne, Pinot Noir tends to be more forward than in the villages further north.
The nose here is leans towards a more dark and brooding expression with shimmers of red fruit, earth and some underbrush aromatics. In the mouth, the mineral components are coated with medium rich fruit and plenty of tannins to support longer aging. Delicious and pure in a textbook kind of way now, this wine will repay any patience shown through aging and then some.