Volnay 1er Cru "Les Santenots"

Domaine du Pavillon


Côte de Beaune


AOC Premier Cru

Grape variety

Pinot noir

Contrary to what the wine's name might suggest, the Premier Cru "Les Santenots" is not located in Volnay, but in Meursault. Though the latter is particularly known for its great white wines, some terroirs, such as "Les Santenots" are more adapted to the Pinot Noir grape, allowing it to express all of its finesse.
Several hypotheses exist concerning the origin of this Climat's name. "Santenots" may have derived from the Latin word SENTES (brambles, thorny shrubs), or from SENTU (path) in reference to the paths that traversed the area to descend from Auxey-Duresses to the Roman roadway.


The complex nose reveals scents of red fruit (cherry, raspberry…) combined with hints of spices and oak. On the palate, this charming wine features nice volume, fine structure with well-integrated tannins and a long, highly fragrant finish.

Food/wine pairing

Taste this wine with Roasted or stewed red and white meats, or with medium cheeses.
Recipe suggestion: veal blanquette with morel mushrooms

Serving and keeping

Serve at 16-17°C (60-62°F).
Aging potential: 5 to 7 years and more.


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