Domaine Georges Glantenay is setting new standards these days, and is improving its quality year by year. Its Volnay Santenots 2020 is one of the wines that has impressed me the most with its tremendous energy and verve.
Let’s take a quick – and newly formatted – look at the Glantenay Santenots vineyard, just to learn a bit more.
(Terroir View is a lighter version of my Terroir Insight, written in the understanding that not all estates have a long history, and that many terroirs in the Cote de Beaune don’t have strong historic representation in the old books – Lavalle, Dangey & Aubertin, and Rodier.)
So let’s go to the first Terroir View and take a quick look!
Volnay Santenots is on the border of Meursault and Volnay. So much so that a white Santenots is a Meursault, and a red Santenots is a Volnay. And a white Meursault Santenots could be either a village or a 1er cru, depending on where in the climat the vines are.
Volnay Santenots’ top part – du Milieu – is generally considered the best, but I often find tremendous quality in the Dessous part of the terroir – a location with somewhat richer soil.
There are four named parts of the Santenots vineyard – du Milieu, Volnay (Meursault) Les Santenots Blancs, Santenots Les Plures, and finally Santenots Dessous. Domaine Georges Glantenay has two smaller plots in the Santenots Dessous part.
The plots in Volnay Santenots
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