Antoine Olivier Les Coteaux sous la Roche Santenay 2017

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Antoine Olivier Les Coteaux sous la Roche Santenay 2017

Country - France

Region - Burgundy

Grape Varieties - Chardonnay 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Antoine Olivier

Tasting notes - An opulent wine with a lively salty, mineral character and a hint of liquorice. Rich and creamy on the palate with a lingering finish.

Antoine Olivier Les Coteaux sous la Roche Santenay 2017

A powerful wine with a lively salty, mineral character and
a hint of liquorice. Rich and full-flavoured on the palate
with a lingering 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 wines really showcases this.
Vintage
2017 saw some spring frost; however the temperatures increased throughout the latter
part of spring and early summer. The summer experienced warm, dry conditions
interspersed with hot spells, which allowed ripening to develop at a good pace. The
vines reached good levels of maturity and produced ripe, healthy fruit.
Vineyard
The grapes come from a single vineyard ‘Coteaux Sous la Roche’, which translates as
‘under the rocks’. The south facing plot has a very stony soil which imparts a distinctive
mineral character to the wine. 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 for this
cuvée were harvested early to retain acidity. They were hand-picked and carefully
sorted prior to vinification.
Winemaking
The grapes were gently pressed and then racked to barrel where fermentation took
place using natural yeasts. The wine was kept on its fine lees and underwent
bâtonnage to impart texture and complexity to the wine. Malolactic conversion took
place in barrel. The wine was 100% barrel aged for 12 months, in traditional Burgundian
barrels of 228 litre barrels, of which 25% were new oak. The wine was then transferred to
tank where it spent a further six months, prior to being lightly fined, filtered and estate
bottled.
Tasting Note
An opulent wine with a lively salty, mineral character and a hint of liquorice. Rich and
creamy on the palate with a lingering finish.
Grape
Chardonnay 100%
Winemaker: Antoine Olivier
Region: Burgundy
Subregion: Santenay
Country: France
Alcohol: 13%

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