Santenay’s vineyards stretch across 400 ha of which 123 ha are planted with Premier Cru vines, divided into 3 distinct zones. The same veins of brown soil combined with limestone that are found further north in Gevrey-Chambertin in the Cote de Nuits reappear south of Chassagne-Montrachet towards Santenay. The La Maladiere vineyard, located above the village, enjoys eastern exposure and lies over fissured limestone topped with a thin layer of marl. In Old French, “La Maladiere” meant “hospital”. These institutions receiving donations: this climat name from Santenay refers to one of them belonging to the Maladiere of Chagny a few kilometres away.
A deep colour with flashes of ruby. The nose is bursting with red fruits coupled with liquorice and leather nuances. The elegant palate boasts a lovely, long finish.