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Antoine Olivier Clos des Champs Carafe Santenay 2020

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Antoine Olivier Clos des Champs Carafe Santenay 2020

  • Grapes Chardonnay 100%
  • Country France
  • Region Burgundy Santenay
  • Abv 13.5 %
  • Dry/Sweet value: 1 (1 is dry, 7 is very
    ResidualSugar: 0
    Contains Sulphites: Yes
    Vegetarian/Vegan: Yes/Yes
    Milk/Eggs: No/No
    Organic: In Conversion
    Biodynamic: No
  • Case size 6 / 75cl
  • Winemaker: Antoine Olivier
  • Closure Natural Cork
  • Expressive of its cooler climate, this full-flavored wine shows grapefruit and mineral flavors and finishes on a long, saline note. A mineral and precise white Burgundy from a cooler site in Santenay

The grapes come from 'Clos des Champs Carafe', a walled vineyard that is the highest in the village. As a result of the elevated site, the wines are always well-balanced with a refreshing acidity. 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. The grapes are hand-picked and carefully sorted prior to vinification.

Antoine Olivier was founded at the end of the 1960s, from a few vineyards left by Antoine Chevalier Moreau to his grandson, Herve Olivier. Herve 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 recognized 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, Herve’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 of wines really showcases this.

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