2015 Chateau de la Charriere Santenay 1er Cru "Gravieres" SKU #1288632


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Tasting Notes

Château de la Charrière is one of our most popular direct import producers and a label that easily represents the best bang for your buck we carry in Burgundy. Formerly run by Yves Girardin, the business is now run by his young son Benoit, who definitely has modernized the winemaking a bit since his first vintage in 2011. Whereas the wines were a bit funky and rustic previously, the past few vintages are much cleaner; showcasing the pureness of the Pinot Noir by de-stemming completely so as to remove tannic structure. The 2015 vintage represents their best wines to date, in our opinion.

Staff Reviews

  • Dulcinea Gonzalez
    By: Dulcinea Gonzalez
    K&L Staff Member
    A delicious Indian summer sipper that will segue nicely into the holidays. The nose here is vibrant and expressive, showing a bounty of ripe red fruit with layers of star anise and rose petals. Made from completely destemmed fruit, the Gravieres is a beautiful representation of Santenay, balanced with silky tannins and made to enjoy over an autumn dinner.
  • Alex Pross
    By: Alex Pross
    K&L Staff Member
    One of our perennial best values the 2015 Charriere Santenay 1er Cru "Gravieres" is once again a smokingly good value. Pretty, zesty red fruits with lip-smacking minerality are the hallmarks of this lovely Burgundy. The perfect intersection of fruit, acid and earth this wine has the pedigree of the fantastic 2015 vintage while remaining an outstanding value.
    Top Value! Drink from 2017 to 2027
  • Kirk Walker
    By: Kirk Walker
    K&L Staff Member
    Wines from this site always appeal to me. Broad, high-toned, sappy and sauvage; one of my favorite expressions of Pinot Noir. This is no exception but we can add on a lusciousness of the '15 vintage. This wine has immediate appeal but medium term aging potential; once you try it you will understand the dilemma.
  • Trey Beffa
    By: Trey Beffa
    K&L Staff Member
    Benoit Girardin took over for his father about 5 years ago. The 2015’s are the best wines that I have tasted from this propert. The aromas from the “Gravieres” just jump from the glass like a basket of freshly picked fruit. The texture of this wine is silky and elegant, with spicy red fruits that linger on the finish. Delicious!


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