Santenay Clos des Gatsulards 2013
Clos des Gatsulards vineyard is situated on a steep, south-facing slope with good sun exposure and, due to its higher position, also has a slightly windier location which creates the perfect growing conditions for this pretty wine with red berry aromas and some minerality from the stony soils.
The soil is very stony and steep, rather difficult to work. It is south orientated and therefore warms up very quickly. It is also quite a windy place.
After the challenges thrown at them in 2012, Bourgogne winemakers were hoping for a peaceful 2013 but capricious Mother Nature had other ideas. After a long winter, a gloomy spring and a fine, providential summer, for the most part, the pickers had to wait until the start of October to take up their secateurs. The consequences of the weather's whims - such as shatter and millerandage, hail damage, concentration and disease - all had an impact on the quantities harvested. Across the region, no winegrowing area was spared however experience has made all the difference and 2013 is nevertheless considered a very successful vintage.
Hand harvested, the grapes are then hand sorted and lightly pressed. Maceration takes place in open wood and steel vats for three to four weeks. The wine is punched down twice a day during fermentation. Maturation lasts 18 months in oak, of which a third is new.
- Grilled and Roasted Red Meats
- Mild Creamy Cheeses