2016 Maison Chanzy Santenay 1er Cru Les Gravieres

Pinot Noir - 750ML
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WE 91
WE 91

Wine Enthusiast, December 2019

Packed with fruit as well as rich wood and smoke flavors, this wine is still young but has potential. Ripe berry fruits will come together well as the wine moves into the next stage. Drink from 2023. ROGER VOSS


Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country France
Region Burgundy
Sub-region Cote de Beaune
Appellation Santenay
Sub-appellation Les Gravieres
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork

Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to a magnificent red wine from the esteemed Maison Chanzy, the 2016 Maison Chanzy Santenay 1er Cru Les Gravieres. Hailing from the renowned Burgundy region in France, this wine is a true representation of the exceptional quality that comes from this iconic winemaking region.

In the glass, this wine showcases a brilliant, deep red color that entices the eye and hints at the depth and complexity that awaits. Crafted exclusively from the Pinot Noir varietal, this wine embodies the elegance and finesse that this grape is known for. The cork closure adds a touch of tradition and sets the stage for the sensory journey that lies ahead.

On the nose, this wine is a symphony of aromas. The initial burst of ripe berry fruits is accompanied by the enticing notes of rich wood and smoke, courtesy of the careful aging process. Each whiff reveals a new layer of complexity, drawing you in and preparing your palate for the delights to come.

As you take your first sip, the flavors dance across your taste buds. The ripe berry fruits that were hinted at on the nose take center stage, bursting with juiciness and vitality. The rich wood and smoke flavors provide a harmonious backdrop, adding depth and complexity to the wine. The balance of fruit and oak is masterfully executed, showcasing the skill and expertise of the winemaker.

This wine is still in its youth, and its potential is evident. The ripe berry fruits will continue to evolve and integrate as the wine matures, promising even greater complexity and depth. It is recommended to exercise patience and allow this wine to age gracefully until 2023, where it will truly shine.

In conclusion, the 2016 Maison Chanzy Santenay 1er Cru Les Gravieres is a wine of exceptional quality, showcasing the best of both the Pinot Noir varietal and the Burgundy region. With its vibrant fruit, rich wood and smoke flavors, and potential for further development, this wine is a true gem that should not be missed. Cheers to Maison Chanzy for crafting such an exquisite expression of their terroir.