Antoine Olivier Les Charmes Santenay 2016

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Antoine Olivier Les Charmes Santenay 2016

Country - France

Region - Burgundy

Grape Varieties - Pinot Noir 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Domaine Antoine Olivier

Tasting notes - Les Charmes shows generous aromas of cherries and raspberries, with subtle hints of violets. Smooth and complex on the palate with round tannins and a long finish.

Awards
96 Pts, Decanter Magazine ,
2018

 

Antoine Olivier Les Charmes Santenay 2016

A smooth and complex wine showing generous aromas
of cherries and strawberries, with hints of violets. Classic,
silky and elegant.


Producer Note
Antoine Olivier was founded at the end of the 1960s, from a few vineyards left by
Antoine Chevalier Moreau to his grandson, Hervé Olivier. Hervé began extending the
estate by purchasing historic, old vineyards across Santenay, some of which had not
been used for a century, paying particular attention to famous white wine vineyards.
The quality of these soils is now recognised in a series of brilliant wines, in particular
the exceptional white Santenay, something of a rarity in what is predominantly a red
wine growing area. Today, Hervé’s grandson Antoine Olivier and his sister Rachel
manage the estate. They are dedicated growers and follow organic practices in the
vineyard. Their philosophy is to combine modernity with respect for the Burgundian
soils and this stunning collection wines really showcases this.


Vintage
Significant frost hit the vineyards in April 2016, which resulted in low yields 35
hectolitres per hectare. Fortunately the weather conditions improved during the
summer with warm, sunny days from July through to harvest time. This enabled the
grapes to reach maturity and deliver finely balanced wines showing more classic
characteristics.


Vineyard
Santenay is a village located at the southern end of the Côte de Beaune, south of
Chassagne-Montrachet. The vineyard of Les Charmes is situated at the foothill in
Santenay, with a clayey limestone soil, which is rich in iron, on a limestone base. The
0.3 hectares of vineyard are planted with very fine clones of Pinot Noir vines, which
produce rich and powerful wines. The vineyard is managed with respect for the
unique attributes of each site’s terroir and is farmed sustainably and organically,
although it is not certified. Some biodynamic philosophies are also followed, such as
biodynamic sprays. The grapes are hand-picked and carefully sorted.


Winemaking
Traditional Burgundian vinification took place with minimal intervention. The grapes
were vinified as whole clusters. Fermentation took place with natural yeasts and
without any ‘pigeage’ or punching down of the cap. The wine was 100% barrel
aged for 12 months, in a combination of oak barrels. One third was aged in new
oak, one third in second passage oak and one third in third passage oak. The wine
then rested for a further six months in tank, prior to being bottled, without fining or
filtration.


Tasting Note
Les Charmes shows generous aromas of cherries and raspberries, with subtle hints of
violets. Smooth and complex on the palate with round tannins and a long finish.


Grape
Pinot Noir 100%

Awards
96 Pts, Decanter Magazine ,
2018

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