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Santenay 1er Cru Les Gravieres, Maison Jaffeline

The grapes are picked and sorted by hand. Maceration lasts around 3 weeks with the extraction carried out via pumping over and punching down operations. The grapes are entirely destemmed. The wines are aged for 16 to 18 months in French oak barrels of which around 30% are new. Les Gravières: this great “climat” owes its name to the fact that it is located on land that is rich in gravel, pebbles and limestone sand from the Saint Aubin Valley.

Vintage: 2016
Grape Varieties: Pinot Noir

Produced by Maison Jaffelin

Jaffelin, the smallest of the great Burgundy wine houses, entered a new chapter in its history in 2004, when it completely renovated its vat room and fitted it out with high precision equipment. Marinette Garnier, oenologist-winemaker, creates these "hand-made" wines in this magical location in the historical centre of Beaune. Since then, Jaffelin continues to present the very best of the finest Burgundy terroirs within a comprehensive collection of wines, which are recognised in prestigious wine competitions and appreciated by connoisseurs around the world.

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Tasting Notes

Very fruity on the nose with a lovely blackcurrant expression. This is a very rich wine whose tannins on the finish give it lovely length, weight and texture.

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