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Françoise & Denis Clair, Santenay Blanc, 2019

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Françoise & Denis Clair, Santenay Blanc, 2019

Little white Santenay is made as the clay soils make it a red village, but it is becoming increasingly popular amongst drinkers seeking a generous and not too expensive white Côte de Beaune; here those soils give real body. This year the... Read More

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Françoise & Denis Clair, Santenay Blanc, 2019

ColourWhite

RegionBurgundy

GrowerDenis Clair

Grape VarietyChardonnay

Vintage2019

ABV12.5%

Bottle75

CodeCLB119

Style

Dry

Dry > Sweet

Burgundy

The Burgundy Pyramid

Making sense of the complexity of the complexity of Burgundy isn’t easy.

Though Burgundy only comprises 5% of France’s vineyard area, it holds 100 different Appellations, 25% of the entire French total.  There are no less than 5,000 growers, 85% of whom own less than 10 hectares, and four fifths of them make wine.

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Chardonnay

Chardonnay is one of the most-widely planted varieties in the world.

Arguably not the most characterful grape, hence its common ageing in oak, yet at its pinnacle in Burgundy it produces some of the greatest (and certainly most expensive) white wines in the world. Look out for unoaked Chardonnay, it can make a pleasant change, and usually goes down very well with all those people who...

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Françoise & Denis Clair, Santenay Blanc, 2019

Little white Santenay is made as the clay soils make it a red village, but it is becoming increasingly popular amongst drinkers seeking a generous and not too expensive white Côte de Beaune; here those soils give real body. This year the Santenay seems very superior. It shows rather a distinguished nose - there's even a hawthorn blossom note. Rounded and complete, with up-front fruit and a honeyed accent, it's excellent this year. Now-2025
 

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