2019 Santenay, Clos Rousseau, 1er Cru, David Moreau, Burgundy

2019 Santenay, Clos Rousseau, 1er Cru, David Moreau, Burgundy

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2019 Santenay, Clos Rousseau, 1er Cru, David Moreau, Burgundy

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From one of Santenay’s most prized vineyards, where David owns a 0.4-hectare sliver planted in 1967. The soil here is notably thin, with limestone beneath; fanleaf virus means yields are invariably low. These characteristics make for a brooding, concentrated wine, which benefits from longer ageing and more new oak (35%); it will age well. Drink 2024-2032.  
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Neal Martin, Vinous91-93/100
Neal Martin, Vinous91-93/100
The 2019 Santenay Clos Rousseau 1er Cru includes 15-20% whole bunches and is matured mostly in François Frères barrels. Raised in 35% new oak, you might argue that it has the most ”modern” nose from Moreau, but a more accurate word would be ”polished”. There is a touch of gloss to the bright red fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent and rounded tannins, veins of blood orange enlivening the finish that feels tender but structured. Gentle grip on the finish. This is a wonderful follow-up to the excellent 2018.
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About this WINE

David Moreau

David Moreau

David Moreau has taken over part of his octogenerian grandfather’s wine domaine in Santenay in Côte de Beaune, beginning with the 2009 vintage. Prior to that David has worked with Olivier Lamy and Domaine de la Romanée Conti, as well as doing a stage in New Zealand at Neudorf.

David is beginning with 5 of the family’s 9 hectares and suffice to say that significant changes in both viticulture and vinification have been made compared to the ancien regime. The vineyards were almost all planted in the 1960s, so David has old vines to work with. They are mostly pruned by cordon royat to minimise vigour, and the land is either ploughed or left with grass depending on the circumstance of a given plot.

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Santenay

Santenay

The small spa town of Santenay, just over the departmental border into the Saone-et-Loire, produces full, rich, quite firm red wines which can offer good value for money. One or two vineyards have recently been planted for white wine.

  • 254 hectares of village Santenay.
  • 124 hectares of premier cru vineyards (10 in all). Best vineyards include Les Gravières, La Maladière, Clos de Tavannes
  • Recommended Producers: Lucien Muzard

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Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is probably the most frustrating, and at times infuriating, wine grape in the world. However when it is successful, it can produce some of the most sublime wines known to man. This thin-skinned grape which grows in small, tight bunches performs well on well-drained, deepish limestone based subsoils as are found on Burgundy's Côte d'Or.

Pinot Noir is more susceptible than other varieties to over cropping - concentration and varietal character disappear rapidly if yields are excessive and yields as little as 25hl/ha are the norm for some climats of the Côte d`Or.

Because of the thinness of the skins, Pinot Noir wines are lighter in colour, body and tannins. However the best wines have grip, complexity and an intensity of fruit seldom found in wine from other grapes. Young Pinot Noir can smell almost sweet, redolent with freshly crushed raspberries, cherries and redcurrants. When mature, the best wines develop a sensuous, silky mouth feel with the fruit flavours deepening and gamey "sous-bois" nuances emerging.

The best examples are still found in Burgundy, although Pinot Noir`s key role in Champagne should not be forgotten. It is grown throughout the world with notable success in the Carneros and Russian River Valley districts of California, and the Martinborough and Central Otago regions of New Zealand.

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