Abbaye de Santenay 1er Cru 'Comme' Rouge 2016 (Burgundy, France) "...cherry, raspberry, licorice..."
Abbaye de Santenay was initially created in 1985 by Michel Clair who inherited part of the family domaine. His father’s property, Domaine François Clair, was split into two (1 part given to Michel and the other part to the other son Denis). In 2001 Michel expanded the size of the property thanks to land he inherited from his uncle Louis Clair who had no children. A new domaine (combining the two properties) called Domaine de l’Abbaye de Santenay was thus created. Domaine de l’Abbaye de Santenay (14 hectares) is today run by Ludovic Pierrot., the son-in-law of Michel Clair. Ludovic and his team carry on the effort and maintain the vines in a rigorous way to obtain high quality fruit. The philosophy of the domaine is to get the best of the terroirs, respecting nature and preserving the finesse of the wines. The domaine is certified Organic (Ecocert) and Biodynamic (Demeter).
"Bursting with aromas of cherries, berries, licorice and sweet soil tones, the 2016 Santenay 1er Cru Comme is medium to full-bodied, elegant and enveloping, with a deep core of fruit, lively acids and fine, powdery tannins. Tasted from magnum, this is a complex and compelling Santenay that numbers among the sleepers of the vintage." - 92 Points, Wine Advocate