2017 Château de la Crée, Santenay Premier Cru Gravières Chardonnay 750ml
The southernmost village within the Côte d’Or, Santenay is located just south of Chassagne-Montrachet. Santenay’s etymology probably derives from the Latin word “Sanctus,” implying a place considered sacred even before the Christian era. Although recognized for its graceful Pinot Noirs, Santenay also produces intense, mineral-rich Chardonnays of great depth and structure. The Gravières vineyard lies close to the border of Chassagne-Montrachet, and may be the most prestigious parcel in Santenay. Our Gravières Premier Cru Chardonnay comes from mature vines with southeastern aspect and row orientation.
Elegant and mineral driven vintage after vintage, Gravières expresses tangy notes of lemon and key lime both on the nose and palate. A soft hint of hebraceous and sweet desert sage and fennel frond provides an added layer of complexity. On the palate, zippy lemon leaf and stone fruit lead to a mineral and lingering finish. A stunning offering from our flagship vineyard.
89 points Decanter World Wine Awards - BRONZE