SANTENAY

2019 1er Cru Clos Rousseau Domaine de la Choupette

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Grapes Pinot Noir
Colour Red
Origin France, Burgundy
District Côte d'Or
Sub-district Côte de Beaune
Village Santenay
Classification 1er Cru
ABV 13%
Vineyard Clos Rousseau

Another of Santenay's most interesting Premiers Crus, this has a soft touch on the palate, then a bright expressive middle with good cherry fruit and spice in a sleek length. Succulent finish - excellent. Drinking range: 2021 - 2028 L&S (Oct 2020)

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The 2019 Santenay Clos Rousseau 1er Cru has a pleasant nose of dark cherry, redcurrant and cranberry, maybe just a little diffuse at the moment. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins, quite light and simple but with sufficient freshness on the finish. Drink over the next two or three years. Drinking range: 2021 - 2024 Rating: 87 Neal Martin, www.vinous.com (Jan 2021)

Transparent ruby and not crystal clear at this point. Very high toned – almost a hint of carbonic maceration on the nose! Then very gentle fruit. Rather promising. Drinking range: 2024 - 2032 Rating: 16 Jancis Robinson OBE MW - www.JancisRobinson.com (Jan 2021)

Domaine de la Choupette

The Gutrin brothers' domaine was created when the twins joined forces in 1992 - it's based in the middle of Santenay, with Jean-Christophe in charge of the vines and Philippe in the winery. Perrine Gutrin runs the 'front of house'. They have vineyards in Puligny (three hectares), Chassagne (half a hectare) Maranges (one hectare) and Santenay (seven and a half hectares). The vineyards are worked traditionally with ploughing rather than chemicals for weed control and to encourage the roots to go deeper. Yields are initially controlled at the pruning and with de-budding, and finally a greeen harvest as necessary. Whites are classically made with élevage in barrel for a year with up to half new wood. The reds are de-stemmed and macerated cold for a week before the three week fermentation at around 28C, then the temperature is allowed to rise to around 33C to stabilise colour and tannins. This gentle vinification is aimed at making fruit-forward wines, which are then aged in barrel for twelve to eighteen months using a mix of new and up to three-year-old barrels.

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