Santenay 1er Cru 'Clos Rousseau'
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Grapes bought from a friend (certified organic), where the vineyard faces south, and is made up of clay and limestone. Direct press into tank to commence ferment, then transferred to old barrels to complete ferment and age for one year. No bâttonage, no fining or filtration. 20mg/L SO2 before bottling.
Clean nose – rich but restrained. Less tropical than previous years. White peach, macadamia, hazelnut and a mineral note. In the mouth it is textural, luscious and super smooth. Incredibly delicious and soft in the mouth. The acidity is gentle but works well with this style. Soft, smooth and caressing, with complex layers that evolve in the glass. Great density, with a little spice and tension to finish it off. Decadent and very moreish!
- Larkin Imports