2018 Santenay "Les Charmes" Albert Bichot
In the southernmost part of Burgundy’s Côte de Beaune, the 392 hectares (721 acres) of Santenay’s vines take root on the first slopes of the Mont de Sène hill. The name of this appellation refers to Roman times when the village was renowned for its thermal baths and its natural spring, "Santinae aquae", meaning "healing water" in Latin. "Les Charmes" is located in the southeastern part of the commune, near the hamlet called Santenay-le-Haut.
Delicately smoky and fresh, the nose also reveals balsamic nuances followed by notes of red fruit such as raspberry. Harmonious and flavourful, this structured, balanced wine boasts a finish evocative of subtle fruitiness.
This Santenay "Les Charmes" is an ideal wine for elaborate red meat dishes, game and classic cheeses.
100% Pinoit Noir
Serving and keeping
Serve between 14°C and 16°C (57°F - 60°F)
This wine may be enjoyed now or laid down for 3 to 5 years or more.