Antoine Olivier Les Charmes Santenay 2018

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Antoine Olivier Les Charmes Santenay 2018

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.


Antoine Olivier Les Charmes Santenay 2018

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.
A wet winter and spring built soil water reserves which was important for the
forthcoming growing season. A cold snap in February allowed the vines to rest and the
sap to descend. Warm weather in April increased the vine's development, which
continued throughout the hot, dry growing season. Harvest took place under good
conditions producing exceptionally healthy fruit. 2018 is an excellent vintage for both
quantity and quality.
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.
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 is a smooth and complex wine showing generous aromas of cherries and
strawberries, with hints of violets. Classic, silky and elegant with fine integrated tannins
and a long finish.
Pinot Noir 100%

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