2015 Maison Evenstad, Santenay Premier Cru Beauregard Chardonnay
Ken and Grace Evenstad invite connoisseurs to be a part of the Maison Evenstad Legacy through exclusive access to a collection of hand-selected barrels from legendary terroirs of the Côte d’Or.
APPELLATION AND VINEYARDS
The southernmost village within the Côte d’Or, Santenay’s etymology probably derives from the Latin word “Sanctus,” implying a place that was considered sacred even before the Christian era. Although recognized for its graceful Pinot Noirs, Santenay also produces intense Chardonnays of great depth and structure. The Beauregard vineyard is one of those hidden gems that reveal Santenay’s potential for magical white wines that offer a perfect equilibrium of body, elegance and mineral-rich complexity.
The growing season progressed very quickly in the 2015 vintage. Flowering started in early June and shortly thereafter, was followed by veraison in mid-July. The beginning of harvest came very early and we were picking beautifully set grape clusters by the end of August. The warm weather dictated the tempo and led to magnificent grapes - the foundation of a great vintage Overall, the
On approach, this wine is expressive with subtle notes of orange peel and mango. A beautiful, yet rich, balance of minerality and structure envelope the palate. 2015 Beauregard is brilliant with a floral, fresh finish that lingers. It’s approachable for a new release but will age gracefully in the cellar.