SANTENAY BEAUNE MIXED CASE
The Borgeot brothers, Pascal and Laurent, have great 'touch' with both Chardonnay and Pinot Noir , producing classy and distinctive regional, village and 1er cru wines in some of Burgundy's most prestigious appellations, Puligny-Montrachet, Chassagne-Montrachet and Meursault.
But Santenay is home turf, and their wines from there are undiscovered gems and also well worth a look.
Santenay 1er Cru 'Les Gravieres' can be either red or white. 'Gravieres' implies gravel, loose stony soil. And the upper part of the vineyard is such. This is excellent soil for Chardonnay, with one of the best expositions in the southern Cote d'Or. Mineral and smoky, lemongrass acidity, dead-center structure, this is a Borgeot white par excellence.
Not surprisingly, this Santenay 1er Cru 'Gravieres' red comes from the same vineyard as the Santenay 1er 'Gravieres' white, just further down the slope where the soil becomes denser and red. ‘Gravieres’ is one vineyard with two different soil types, apt for two different wines. Sadly, many producers have succumbed to the temptation of the bottom line, and have replanted Chardonnay where there should be Pinot Noir. But not the Borgeots! Their 'Gravieres' red is their signature Pinot, with ripe dark fruits tinged with chocolate and coffee, rich, powerful and fat right through the lingering note of pure blackberry.
Here's you chance to try both. This is a 12 bottle mixed case, 6 bottles of each PLUS Ground Shipping Included