16GVCH750
16GVCH750

2016 Château de la Crée, Santenay Premier Cru Gravières Chardonnay

2016 Château de la Crée, Santenay Premier Cru Gravières Chardonnay
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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.

Wonderfully expressive on approach, this new release showcases layers of enticing aromas that oscillate between Key lime pie and lemon meringue. On the palate, the wine is focused and rich with notes of melon. The sultry texture leads to a crisp finish that highlights a charming minerality that is unique.


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Vintage
2016
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Santenay
Alcohol %
13