Santenay, Clos de Tavannes, 1er Cru
    Jean Noël Gagnard

    Santenay, Clos de Tavannes, 1er Cru,



    Jean Noël Gagnard, Santenay, Clos de Tavannes, 1er Cru, 2016

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Jean Noël Gagnard, Santenay, Clos de Tavannes, 1er Cru, 2016

    Immediately attractive and enticing. Aromatic and full of charm and joy. Bright perfumed notes of crunchy red cherry, forest berry, bramble and spices. A tiny production averaging just 20hl / hectares. One of Santenay’s most prestigious Premier Cru situated east of the village next to Chassagne-Montrachet. Rarely more than 100 cases of this incredible value red Burgundy are produced each year. Ageing is in used oak barriques.



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    Jean Noël Gagnard

    Jean Noël Gagnard

    Jean-Noël has now long since retired, his daughter, Caroline Lestimé, has taken control of the vineyard, cellar and office at Domaine Jean-Noël Gagnard since the mid nineties and has recently been joined in this by her husband Hubert. Caroline is producing authentic Chassagne of great quality in way that is respectful both to tradition and the environment. The Domaine’s boundaries encompass some superb vineyards including Chassagne-Montrachet Les Caillerets and Bâtard-Montrachet. The white wines are made in the traditional way, being kept in barrel for at least 18-20 months, only about a quarter of which will be new, and are bottled with only the very lightest of filtrations. They are expressive, impressive Chassagnes that display the complex nuances of their terroir. The estate was certified organic as of the 2014 vintage.

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