2022 Au Vin Rouge
Label: Santini Collective
Winemaker: Chris Santini
Fruit: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Gamay (co-fermented)
Region: Champlitte, France
organic / biodynamic
main character energy / new horizon / the left hand scan
A powerhouse blend of Pinot Noir, Gamay & Chardonnay, this wine features an embarrassment of riches normally reserved for the cast list of Scorsese films. While this co-ferment may be jarring at first, the melange of grapes exist more harmoniously than your extended family’s holiday dinner table. The red fruit characteristics start off light and bright, leading to the silky vibrancy that only Chardonnay can deliver.
American by birth, Santini Collective leader Christopher Santini, grew up spending his summers in France, and took part in his first harvest in Provence before he was legal drinking age in his home country. Part of the larger Auxey Collective, the Santini Collective is a product of Christopher & his brothers- turns out blood is about as thick as grape juice. Taking over a winery that's over 100 years old, Santini sources organic fruit from unusual Burgundian appellations and utilises minimal sulphur in the final product.
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