Having first become famous for its red wines, Burgundy’s white wines are enjoying a growing reputation. This is no doubt due to the traditional methods of vinification: maturing on fine lees and regular stirring give the wines the body and smooth richness that is so important to their balance. It is on this expertise that we rely to produce the Chardonnay Vieilles Vignes, which possesses the cardinal qualities of Burgundy’s white wines. The grapes selected for this wine come from vines on the Cote d’Or that are more than 20 years-old.
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.