2017 Maison Evenstad, Santenay Premier Cru Graviéres Chardonnay 750ml
Although recognized for its graceful Pinot Noirs, Santenay also produces intense, mineral-rich Chardonnays of great depth and structure. Our flagship vineyard in Santenay, the Gravières vineyard lies close to the border of Chassagne-Montrachet and is arguably the most prestigious parcel in Santenay. Our Gravières Premier Cru Chardonnay comes from mature vines with southeastern aspect and row orientation.
The 2017 vintage embodies the quintessential character of its iconic terroir. With its elegant pale gold color, the wine opens to an inviting nose of citrus lemon rind and white flower blossom. On the palate, harmonious flavors of butterscotch, honey and fresh herbs entice. A merging of finesse and minerality offers an angular acidity balanced with a creamy mouthfeel carried through a seamless and lengthy finish. This exemplary wine, both rare and perfectly Burgundian, delivers richness and elegance, with a punctuated mineral essence that lingers exquisitely.
91 points Decanter World Wine Awards - SILVER