The two parcels we cultivate belong to the family. The first was planted in 1947 and the second in 1976. Our yield does not exceed 35 hl per hectare, placing our annual production in the region of 4,000 bottles.
The vines are 100% Pinot Noir.
The vines are cultivated using non-certified organic methods.
The subsoil consists of a layer of brown silt on a base of fractured rock.
Each batch of wine is vinified in tanks for about 15-17 days, then transferred into oak barrels, where it remains for a minimum of 14 months. We use approximately 35% new barrels.
The Santenots and Caillerets do not respond to the considerable pressure offered by all the red wines up to now with even more power, concentration or density, but rather with finesse, sophistication and supreme elegance. A magnificent body, a nose with notes of smoke mixed with those of mint, fresh bay leaf and eucalyptus. Then we have flowers, peony, then marked notes of black and purple roses, open and fragrant, in comes the fruit, in several layers, from a raspberry coulis to strawberries, then wild strawberries finally, the prerogative of great wines, precious woods between sandalwood and rosewood. In the palate, a very nice juice full of fruit with supple tannins, it looks easy with such an idyllic maturity, raspberry and cherry but also the freshness and exciting acidity of the redcurrant, let’s add a subtle note of blackcurrant and another of mocha coffee. The fruit-laden finish is also full of the expression of the soil, it is very long, very precise, profoundly complete and resolutely refined.
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