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2015 Santenay Rouge 1er Cru “Le Passetemps”

Jean-Marc Vincent

2015 Santenay <i>Rouge 1er Cru</i> “Le Passetemps” Jean-Marc Vincent - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant



Santenay sits between Maranges to the south and Chassagne-Montrachet to the north. Last year the ever-curious scholar-farmer Jean-Marc Vincent showed me a terroir map of Santenay, and it turns out that it is identical to the Côte de Nuits. The same geological stratum appears here, which explains a lot about the power and structure of these wines compared to those of the northern part of the Côte de Beaune. Jean-Marc certainly knows how to harness those elements, and his Santenay is the best proof I know of the potential of this appellation. –Dixon Brooke


  • Vintage 2015
  • Bottle Size 750mL
  • Blend Pinot Noir
  • Appellation Santenay
  • Country France
  • Region Burgundy
  • Vineyard 50 - 60 years, 1.23 ha
  • Soil Clay, Limestone
  • Winemaker Anne-Marie & Jean-Marc Vincent
  • Aging Aged for a minimum of 15 months
  • Farming Organic
  • Oak 50 to 80% new oak barrels
  • Alcohol 13%

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