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Santenay Premier Cru Beaurepaire

Santenay Beaurepaire

Premier Cru


  • Cellaring

    Optimal consumption: 8 to 13 years

    Ageing potential: 15 years

  • Tasting temperature

    16°C (61-62°F)


Grape variety

Pinot Noir


Producing commune : Santenay.

Site: the vineyard is located above the village of Santenay, at the southern end of the Côte de Beaune.

History & tradition: according to local tradition, this was the favourite rendez-vous place for the youth of the village, hence the name « Beau Repaire ».

Soil: clay and limestone.



by Véronique Boss-Drouhin

A wine with good structure but no sharp angles. Beautiful ruby-red colour. Delicate aromas of wild blackberry and violet. On the palate, firm but supple nonetheless. Long aftertaste.


The vagaries of the 2021 vintage have greatly affected yields, resulting in one of the smallest harvests Burgundy has ever seen. The reds are harmonious and elegant, with lower alcohol concentrations compared to previous vintages. It is a vintage with a rather Burgundian style showing fruitiness and a lot of freshness.

Vintage review


Supply: this wine comes from grapes and musts purchased from supply partners according to rigorous specifications.

Harvest: grapes harvested by hands in open-work crates. If necessary, a careful sorting is proceeded.

Vinification: total destemming. In accordance with the terroir and the profile of the vintage, we do 2 to 3 weeks of fermentation and maceration in small open vats, marked by punching of the cap and pumping-over. The yeasts are indigenous (natural). Pressing in a vertical press. Separation of the ends of the presses based on tasting.

Ageing:  in oak barrels including 20 to 25% of new barrels.
The ageing lasts between 14 to 16 months.
Origin of the wood: oak grown in French high forest.

Throughout the ageing process, decisions are taken only after careful tasting evaluation. The data obtained is completed through technical analysis. As with every other Joseph Drouhin wine, absolute priority is given to the true expression of terroir and character of the vintage.