Domaine Antoine Olivier Santenay Les Charmes 2016

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Les Charmes is a smooth and complex wine showing generous aromas of cherries and raspberries with hints of violets, together with round tannins and a long finish.

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In Decanter magazine's Côte de Beaune Reds panel tasting, Les Charmes was voted as the highest scoring wine with 96 points:

"It all starts to come together in the glass, offering density, vivacity, purity and length. Then it grows and grows into a glorious yet perfectly balanced wine with delicacy, pure fruit and amazing persistence." Jasper Morris MW

Domaine Antoine Olivier was founded at the end of the 1960s, from a few vineyards left by Antoine Chevalier Moreau to his grandson, Hervé Olivier. Hervé began extending the estate by purchasing historic, old vineyards across Santenay, some of which had not been used for a century, paying particular attention to famous white wine vineyards. The quality of these soils is now recognised in a series of brilliant wines, in particular the exceptional white Santenay, something of a rarity in what is predominantly a red wine growing area. Today, Hervé’s grandson Antoine Olivier and his sister Rachel manage the estate. They are dedicated growers and follow organic practices in the vineyard. Their philosophy is to combine modernity with respect for the Burgundian soils and their stunning collection of white Santenay wines really showcases this.

Santenay is a village located at the southern end of the Côte de Beaune, south of Chassagne-Montrachet. The vineyard of Les Charmes is situated at the foothill in Santenay, with a clayey limestone soil, which is rich in iron, on a limestone base. The 0.3 hectares of vineyard are planted with very fine clones of Pinot Noir vines, which produce rich and powerful wines. The vineyard is managed with respect for the unique attributes of each site’s terroir and is farmed sustainably and organically, although it is not certified. Some biodynamic philosophies are also followed, such as biodynamic sprays. The grapes are hand-picked and carefully sorted.

 
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RRP £34.49
Vintage 2016
Alcoholic strength 13%
Serve with Guinea fowl and morel mushrooms in red wine sauce
Awards Wine Merchant Top 100, Highly Commended, 2019
Country France
Region Burgundy
Subregion Santenay
Grapes Pinot Noir 100%
Body B
Contains sulphites Yes
Vegetarian Yes
Vegan Yes
Milk No
Eggs No
Organic No
Biodynamic No

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