2015 Maison Evenstad, Santenay Premier Cru Beaurepaire Chardonnay
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APPELLATION AND VINEYARDS
Santenay is located south of Chassagne-Montrachet and is the most southern village of Burgundy’s famous Côte d’Or region. The Beaurepaire vineyard showcases Santenay’s potential for beautiful white wines that offer elegance and mineral-rich complexity. It is one of our favorite vineyards for high-quality Chardonnay in Santenay.
The growing season progressed very quickly in the 2015 vintage. Flowering started in early June and was followed shortly thereafter 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 wine.
On approach, the 2015 Premier Cru Beaurepaire opens with clean and complex layers of orange blossoms and minerality. On the palate, rich layers of toast and hazelnut are framed by vivid acidity. Hints of minerality lead to a long and persistent finish. A compelling wine crafted to drink now or cellar for the next decade.