Antoine Olivier Clos des Champs Carafe Santenay 2018

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Antoine Olivier Clos des Champs Carafe Santenay 2018

Country - France

Region - Burgundy

Grape Varieties - Chardonnay 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Antoine Olivier

Tasting notes - Expressive of its cooler climate, this full-flavoured wine shows grapefruit and mineral flavours and finishes on a long, saline note. 

Antoine Olivier Clos des Champs Carafe Santenay 2018

A mineral and precise white Burgundy from a cooler site
in Santenay showing a beautifully nervy and razorsharp
character through to a long and salty finish.
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 of wines really showcases this.
A wet winter and spring built soil water reserves which were 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.
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 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.
The grapes were gently pressed and racked to a barrel where fermentation took place
with natural yeasts. The wine was kept on its fine lees and underwent bâtonnage to
impart texture and complexity to the wine. The malolactic conversion took place in the barrel.
The wine was 100% barrel aged for 12 months, in 350-liter barrels of which 20% were
new oak. The wine was then transferred to a tank where it spent a further six months,
prior to being lightly fined, filtered and estate bottled.
Tasting Note
Expressive of its cooler climate, the delicate and elegant aromas give way to a full flavored wine showing grapefruit and mineral flavours and finishing on a long, saline
Chardonnay 100%
Winemaker: Antoine Olivier
Region: Burgundy
Subregion: Santenay
Country: France
Alcohol: 13.5%

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