Philippe Colin Santenay Clos de Saint Jean 2020


The first impression in the mouth is intense, with smooth tanins and a great structure. During the long length, we can find dark fruit notes. To be served at 14-16°C. Ageing potential: 7-10 years.

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  • Varietal:
100% Pinot Noir
  • Commune:
  • Vineyards:
Santenay Clos de Saint Jean is a new addition to the lineup, in lieu of former Santenay village. Just as a reminder, “Clos” is French for walled or enclosed vineyard. It was named “Saint Jean” after the neighbouring Church taht overlooks the ill. This a square vineyard located close to Grand Clos de Rousseau premier cru. Wines are in their early twenties and set in a clay and limestone soil.
  • Tasting notes:
Textbook, rather earthy and much -scented nose. The palate is slightly peppery and has plenty of fruit with a sappy, black plum and long rasberry-tingled finish, over the smooth tannins. . To be served at 14-16°C. Ageing potential: 7-10 years.

Additional information

Weight 1 kg

100% Pinot Noir

Wine Making

We make taut, balanced wines with beautiful acidity. We use pneumatic press for slow and soft extraction of the juice. No over-ripeness here.
Our Pinot Noir grapes are 100% destemmed and undergo a cold soak. Vinification takes place in temperature-controlled tanks, where alcoholic fermentation starts on natural yeasts.
Ever since 2011, the cork has been pushed down an extra 2 to 3 mm at bottling, and topped with technical wax before shipping. This helps us to fight premox and preserve the wine’s integrity. We want every bottle in a case to taste the same!
We only use big barrels for the whites (450 and 500 liters) to limit the influence of the wood. We work with five different cooperages who provide us medium toast and fine grain barrels. We do some batonnage to add body and then bottle by gravity after a light filtration.

Aging Potential

7 to 10 years


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