Château de la Charrière Santenay 1ER Cru “Les Gravières” 2014

$359.70 (per Case)

Price per Bottle: $59.95

Rating: 91 from David Lawrason

Chalk and clay soil. Hand picked, 100% de-stemmed, 15 days pump over, French oak, 30% new for 12 months. Powerful, fruity, round wine characteristic of Santenay. Expect quite generous, complex aromas of cherry pie, vague woodsy/mossy character and fine oak spice. It’s nicely generous, smooth and open on the palate with fine tannin and a touch of stone. The length is excellent. Approachable now, should hold through 2025

  • Bottles per Case: 6
  • Country: France
  • Region: Burgundy
  • Appellation: Santenay
  • Varietal(s): Pinot Noir
  • Winery: Earl Domaine Yves Girardin
Category: Product ID: 149

The Girardin family have cultivated the vine for 13 generations, and the domaine developed in the sixties thanks to Jean Girardin, notably with the acquisition of Château de la Charrière. Having passed his childhood amongst the vines and in the cellar, Yves developed a passion for all aspects of wine and its culture. In 1981 the family holding of 12 hectares was divided, and Yves found himself at the head of 3 hectares. Wishing to grow and diversify his range of appellations, he bought vines at Chassagne-Montrachet and Pommard and today holds 21.50 hectares. In 2003 Yves acquired Château de la Charrière, the family property, and developed the Domaine with the construction of a new cellar. In 2011 Benoît returned to the Domaine after studying at Beaune and Bordeaux in order to perpetuate the family skills.


Production Details:

  • Winery Website: Earl Domaine Yves Girardin
  • Rating: 91 from David Lawrason
  • Harvest method: by hand
  • Skin Contact: After their passage on the sorting table, the grapes are totally destemmed and then macerate for 15 days in vats. This period commences with 5 days’ cold maceration with the objective of extracting the fruit characters from the grapes. This is followed by an increase in temperature during which pumping over and punching down will liberate the tannins present in the grape skins. And finally, the temperature is raised to around 32°C for 5 to 7 days to stabilise colour and tannins.
  • Fermentation: with natural yeasts
  • Barrel Info: gravity fed into French Oak barriques, 25%-30% new, for 9-11 months. Bottled in the downward moon.
  • Best Consumed: by 2025

Food Pairing

Grilled red meat, red meat dishes in sauce, game

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