Santenay 1er Cru "Clos Rousseau"


Côte de Beaune


AOC Premier Cru

Grape variety

Pinot noir

Located at the southern extremity of the Côte de Beaune, Santenay was known in Gallo-Roman times for its hot springs. The source "Santinae aquae" (healing waters) gave the village its name.
"Clos Rousseau" is located at the extreme southwest of the appellation, bordering on "Les Maranges. "Rousseau" is a common surname in Burgundy, even today, and is said to have been the original owner's name.


The nose reveals fresh notes of red fruit (cherry, raspberry...), flowers (peony, rose...) and spices. The fleshy, full-bodied palate is supported by bold yet round tannins. A wine with character, but that still boasts a great deal of elegance along with a long, highly aromatic finish.

Food/wine pairing

Taste this wine with roasted or stewed red and white meats, or with medium cheeses.
Recipe suggestion: roasted duck with orange and spices

Serving and keeping

Serve at 15-16°C (59-61°F).
Aging potential: 3 to 5 years and more.


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