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Domaine Chapelle - Santenay

Domaine Chapelle - Santenay

 

Domaine Chapelle Organic Certification French wine, Burgundy  Hachette Wine Guides praise Domaine Chapelle The Hachette Organic Wine Guide 2019 praises Domaine Chapelle   Domaine Chapelle La Revue des vins de France The Carité organic Wine Guide 2019-2020
Silver Medal at Millésime Bio 2018 Organic Wine Fair
  

The Winery

The stunning Domaine Chapelle is situated in the upper village of Santenay-le-Haut, and commands impressive views over the vines that slope down onto the plain below.

In 2009, Domaine Chapelle became certified as an Organic Winegrower by Qualité France in recognition of the environmentally respectful way in which the vines are cultivated, and the wine is made.

The winery has 20ha of vines, spread from the Côtes de Nuits region in the north, down through the Côtes de Beaune region to Santenay, enabling Domaine Chapelle to offer an impressive range of quality red and white wines. These include wines such as Gevrey-Chambertin, Ladoix, Pommard, Volnay, Meursault, and several Premier Cru’s from Aloxe-Corton, Chassagne-Montrachet, and of course Santenay, as well as some regional Burgundy wines and Bourgogne Aligoté, a refreshing, light white wine to be enjoyed by itself or often mixed with crème de cassis to make the famous Kir.

Over the years, Domaine Chapelle has received many accolades and praise from the leading wine guides and competitions.  For example, the Santenay Clos des Cornières, the wine chosen by Gourmet Odyssey, won a gold medal at the 2015 Challenge Millésime Bio organic wine competition.  This wine also received two stars in the 2016 Guide Hachette wine guide for its “expressive 2012, full of cherry and spices.  Elegant and smooth, with velvety tannins, it has a long and fresh finish.   And more recently, the winery won a silver medal for their Santenay Beaurepaire Premier Cru 2015 vintage at the 2018 Millésime Bio organic wine fair, and the 2018 Guide Hachette selected 6 wines and awarded a star to the winery.

At Domaine Chapelle you have the choice of adopting chardonnay vines to make organic white wine or pinot noir to make red wine.

Adopt a vine at Domaine Chapelle and get involved in making your own wine with the Gourmet Odyssey Wine Experience.

Region

Home to many of France’s very finest wines, the picturesque Burgundy winegrowing region is made up of a patchwork of small vineyards. The region has two main grape varieties; chardonnay for the white wines, and the famous pinot noir for the red wines. Terroir is all important, and the position of the maze of walled vineyards spreading in and around the villages, dictates which grapes will become Grand Cru, Village or Regional wines. Thirteen miles (21 km), southwest of Burgundy’s wine capital, Beaune, lies the Roman bath village of Santenay. Here, the majority of the vineyards are planted with grow pinot noir grapes, but the higher slopes are being planted more and more with Chardonnay. The red wines of Santenay are well structured and finely balanced. The whites have mineral undertones.

Organic white wine Experience Gift. Jean-François and Yvette Chapelle, the winemakers at Domaine Chapelle 

The Winemakers Welcome You... 

Since 1893, the Chapelle family has put all their energy into producing exceptional wines that express their terroir. This winery has often been one of the region’s pioneers. Jean-François' great uncle was one of those that fought for the recognition of the Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée system for classifying wines. His father was one of the first Santeany winemakers to sell all of his wine directly, and in 2006, Jean-François was the first Santenay winemaker to convert the totality of his vines to being organically certified.

Jean-François and his wife, Yvette have been running the family winery since 1991.  In 2001, they hired Yannick Jacrot as their Technical Director to help them in their transition towards being organic.  Yannick has been an integral part of the team ever since.  In 2015, their son, Simon, joined the winery having finished his winemaking studies.  The next generation is now in place to continue the adventure!.


Red organic wine gift. Clos des Cornières, Santenay AOC red wine, the organic wine chosen by Gourmet Odyssey   

Le Clos des Cornières

From Domaine Chapelle’s excellent wines, Gourmet Odyssey has chosen the Santenay “Clos des Cornières” organic red wine. This is a firm, ruby coloured wine, with red fruit scents of blackcurrant and raspberries, and a hint of liquorice coming through in the bouquet. The finish is smooth and well-balanced.
The grapes for this wine are grown in the vineyard that is adjacent to the family château, with views across to the typical Bourguignon roof-top of Château de Santenay, and down to the lower village. The wine gains its character from the south-easterly facing position of the vineyard, and the sandy-clay soil with fallen limestone rocks from the nearby cliffs; as well of course from the wine-making skills of Jean-François Chapelle. After the manual harvest, the wine is matured in oak barrels for 10-14 months.

Charcteristics
> Cuvée - Clos des Cornières
> Wine - Red
> Grape Varieties – Pinot Noir
> Vineyard size – 20ha
> Soil – Sandy clay with limestone rocks
> Style – Firm, red fruits, hint of liquorice
> Keeps – 4-12 years
> Ideal with – Lamb, Epoisses and Bleu de Bresse cheeses

Availability of the wine
The wine is bottled 10-14 months after the harvest.

Address

Domaine Chapelle, 2 Rue des Petits Sentiers, 21590 Santenay

 

Getting There

By Plane
Lyon Saint-Exupéry is the closest airport to Santenay, 107 miles / 172 km away. By car, the route takes about 1 hour and 50 minutes, and is mainly by motorway. Several major airlines fly into Lyon, such as Aer Lingus, Air France, BMI, British Airways and EasyJet.

By Car
The distances and times below are estimated using GoogleMaps from the city centre to Domaine Chapelle, 2 rue des Petits Sentiers, 21590 Santenay.

Depart

KM

Miles

Time

Lyon 151 94 1h 39
Genève 226 141 2h 25
Paris 331 206 3h 15
Marseill 463 288 4h 20
Bruxelle 597 371 5h 41
Milan 537 334 5h 43
Calais 618 384 5h 50
Rennes 638 397 5h 57
Bordeaux 591 367 6h 16
Toulouse 598 372 6h 16
Barcelone 787 489 7h 13

To find out distances and times from other destinations, please click on this link

Accommodation

 

Price NameAddressDistance to Winery
60-72€ L'Ouillette

Place du jet d'eau, 21590 Santenay

+33 (0)3 80 20 62 34

contact@ouillette.fr 

1.5km / 1m
50-76€ L'Etape de Santenay

10 place du Jet d'eau, 21590 Santenay

+33 (0)3 80 21 39 43

etapedesantenay@abv.fr 

1.5 km / 1m
41-78€ Hôtel de la Ferté 

11 Boulevard de la Liberte, 71150 Chagny

+33 (0)3 85 87 07 47

reservation@hotelferte.com 

7km / 4m
86-105€ Auberge du Camp Romain

14, rue des basses roches, 71150 Chassey le camp

+33(0)3 85 87 09 91

contact@auberge-du-camp-romain.com 

6km / 4m
90-130€ La Cuverie du Château

4, rue de la Garenne, 21190 Corcelles les Arts

+33 (0)3 80 21 43 83

michele.payet@lacuverieduchateau.fr 

13km / 8m
150-225€ Hôtel Le Monrachet

Place des Marronniers, 21190 Puligny Montrachet

+33 (0)3 80 21 30 06

info@le-montrachet.com 

11km / 7m
170-310€ Lameloise

36, place d'Armes, 71150 Chagny

+33 (0)3 85 87 65 65

lameloise@relaischateaux.com 

7km / 4m
  

Near By Attractions

  • Beaune – Visit the medieval walled city of Beaune, the capital of Burgundy wines. This beautiful city is home to the famous Hospices de Beaune with its multicoloured roof.
  • La Route des vins – Meander through the vineyards, by car, bike or foot, and stop off to discover the rich variety of Burgundy wines
  • Gastronomy – Burgundy isn’t just famous for its wine. Mustard, boeuf bourguignon, snails, blackcurrants, epoisse cheese, honey and truffles are just some of the regions specialities to be savoured!   

Links

Office de Tourisme Régional : http://www.bourgogne-tourisme.com%20
Office de Tourisme de Santenay: www.ville-de-santenay.fr



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 The Hachette Wine Guide 2019

The organic wines from the winery rewarded by the 2019 wine guides

As usual the winery seduces the guides with 2 stars in the Guide Hachette for its Aloxe Corton Les Petites Lolières, and 1 star for the Santenay Beaurepaire Premier Cru.

The Carité organic wine guide also selected the two wines that Gourmet Odyssey has chosen for the Wine Experience: the 2016 Santenay Village white was awarded 4 hearts (out of 5) and the 2013 Clos des Cornières red, 3 hearts.

For the Santenay Village blanc, the guide appreciated its elegant woody and smoky nose that is the epitome of the gourmand Chardonnay in these buttery and seductive soils. Full and honest on the palate, it evolves with a nice roundness.  Very good structure and a great white wine.
For the Clos des Cornières red they wrote that it had an elegant and distinguished nose. Subtle and silky with strawberry and cherry aromas. It’s a powerful aromatic wine that will pair well with pink meats and duck.

 Congratulations to Jean-François and his team!

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