Jean-Claude Boisset Santenay 1er Cru Passetemps 2020

Jean-Claude Boisset Santenay 1er Cru Passetemps 2020

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Region: Côte d'OrBurgundy, France

Vintage: 2020

Bottle size: 75cl

Grape: Chardonnay

ABV: 13%

This Santenay 1er Cru is bright yellow with golden reflections. The distinguished nose will seduce you with its aromas of exotic fruits and spices, combined with some slightly toasted notes. On the palate, the wine is smooth and elegant, revealing buttery notes and a very good tension.

This is the Côte d'Or's southernmost appellation, located just south of Chassagne-Montrachet. The vineyards in Santenay stretch across 400 hectares, of which 123 hectares are planted with premier cru vines. 'Passetemps' is composed of two plots on a hillside located just below the 'Clos de Mouches' vineyard. The vines are 42 years old on average and are pruned using the Guyot system, producing yields of around 54 hectolitres per hectare.

Jean-Claude Boisset is a family-owned wine company founded in 1961. Jean-Claude’s first parcel of land was located in Gevrey-Chambertin and today the company is based in Les Ursulines, a former convent in Nuits-Saint-Georges, and run by his children Jean-Charles and Nathalie. In 2018, they opened a new state-of-the-art winery, which reflects their modern, technical approach to winemaking. The wines have been made by Grégory Patriat since 2002. He previously worked as head viticulturalist and assistant winemaker at the legendary Domaine Leroy, and has brought a detailed, vineyard-led approach to Jean-Claude Boisset