Små 25% af "les Passetemps" er Chardonnay - resten er Bourgognes røde kongedrue Pinot Noir.
Og det er den røde vi sædvanligvis har i vort sortiment. Rød Santenay kan være rustikke og kraftfulde, og indeholder som oftest nogle markante duft indtryk med noter af lakrids, røde bær, rosenblade. Når først den åbner sig for alvor efter 4-5 år er det et meget smukt glas Bourgogne, som vi synes skal nydes inden den er 7-8 år gammel.
........fra winesearcher: Les Passetemps is a Premier Cru vineyard of the Santenay appellation in Burgundy, eastern France. It is located immediately east of Santenay village, the westernmost vine rows intermingling with nearby houses and gardens. Wines made from this vineyard's fruit are permitted under appellation law to bear the Les Passetemps name on their labels. Santenay Premier Cru wines are those made under the Santenay appellation and from grapes grown in officially recognized Premier Cru vineyards. The rules are slightly more stringent than those that apply to standard Santenay wines. There are 11 Premier Cru sites (or climats) within the appellation's catchment area, divided roughly into three sections – to the north, east and west of the village – following the curve of the limestone slopes above. Being at the southern, rounded tip of the Cote d'Or escarpment, Santenay's vineyard sites are south-facing and blessed with excellent exposure to the sun.
A Les Passetemps wine labelSantenay is the most southerly wine-producing commune of the Cote de Beaune in Burgundy. The wines produced here are predominantly red and made from Pinot Noir, although a small amount of Chardonnay is also produced. A typical Santenay red wine is more deeply colored than the wines from further north, but still retains the dark cherry color so characteristic of red Burgundy. The aromas are of licorice, red berries and violets, and the most perfumed examples also show notes of rose petals. The wines of the Santenay appellation are not held in such high regard as those from its northerly neighbors, as their style leans more towards the rustic than the refined. This fact is generally attributed to Santenay's particular terroir, which has a large proportion of marlstone – something it shares with the Cote Chalonnaise, just one narrow valley away. The Cote d'Or limestone ridge where Santenay is situated is home to Burgundy's finest vineyard sites. The fine limestone soils so favored for fine viticulture thin out just to the north of Santenay itself, where the majority of the commune's Premier Cru vineyards are located, close to the Premier Cru sites of Chassagne-Montrachet. The appellation also covers vineyards within the village of Remigny (just a short distance to the east of Santenay), which also has a small number of Premier Cru sites along its northerly edge. The climate around Santenay is of continental type, with warm, dry summers and cool extended winters. Being exposed on three sides, Santenay is affected more than other Cote de Beaune communes by westerly winds which would otherwise be deflected by the Cote d'Or. These are rarely strong enough to cause concern for Santenay's grape-growers, but during flowering, the vines are certainly more susceptible to damage than in the more-sheltered vineyards further north.
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