Chateau de Santenay Bourgogne Hautes-Cotes de Beaune Clos Philippe le Hardi Monopole 2019
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This well-named Clos refers to Chateau de Santenay's most famous owner (Philip the Bold), who was also one of the fathers of Burgundian viticulture thanks to his decree which favoured Pinot Noir over Gamay. Located on the Hautes Cotes de Beaune, near Saint-Aubin, these few rows of Pinot Noir are something of a tribute. The wines that they produce offer all the qualities for which the grape variety is famous: aromas of fresh red fruit, enhanced by silky tannins.
Chateau de Santenay has a rich medieval past and was formerly owned by the Duke of Burgundy, Philippe le Hardi (Philip the Bold); today it possesses a magnificent 98 hectare vineyard. Chateau de Santenay is among the properties that reflect the true character of Burgundy. Located on the slopes surrounding the village of Santenay, the chateau stands like a flagship, a majestic stately home that once belonged to Philippe le Hardi (Philip the Bold) (1342-1404), the First Duke of Burgundy and son of King Jean le Bon (John the Good) of France. Now owned by the Credit Agricole Group, Chateau de Santenay has 98 hectares of vines in a dozen appellations, including Mercurey, Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru, Santenay Premier Cru, Pommard, Saint Aubin, Beaune Premier Cru, and Aloxe Corton. One third of the wines produced are white and two thirds are red. Chateau de Santenay has been managed by CA Grands Crus since 2012.