With a Corsican father raised in Tunisia and an American passport, Chris Santini has travelled far and wide, making wine in Provence and Burgundy before settling in Beaune to work for American importing legend Kermit Lynch.
Santini Collective is a collaboration with his brothers made in The Auxey-Collective, the 100-year-old cellar in Auxey-Duresses he shares with other young winemakers.
With a network of brilliant contacts, he sources fruit from organic growers from Burgundy and beyond. The wines have flair and personality that comes with minimal intervention. This is a fantastic project that is revealing some fascinating wines from many parts of France.