2019 Santini Champlitte Rouge

Fusing organic vines and exciting times, this light, bright and juicy blend of Gamay and Chardonnay, is among the best of Burgundy's innovative new wave.

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It’s no new thing that Burgundy’s crazy land prices have pushed folks to explore the region’s margins for years.

And Chris Santini’s wines are a great example of cultivated innovation within a group of young winemakers operating out of the hinterland area of Auxey-Duresses.

After a frosty season claimed the Pinot crop, this edition of the Champlitte is a marvellous bitsa blend of red and white grapes, fusing three-quarters Gamay with light, bright Chardonnay. Smokey with herbal raspberry fruit and lavender fragrance and red cherry, it’s new wave Burgundy fully embracing the season.

Champlitte is the name of the outlying village in Burgundy from which this comes from.

This is a co-fermented blend of organic red and white grapes using a variation on the technique of carbonic maceration. It infuses whole bunches of Gamay with Chardonnay juice giving a deliciously full, high energy wine with plush red fruit flavours.

Typically this would be made using Pinot Noir, but in 2019 frost destroyed the crop.

93 Points - "Delicious! A heavy rose vibe here with firm skeleton of tannin and acidity, so bright, tense, refreshing and darn interesting. It's super fragrant, spicy, shows cherry and berry fruitiness but lots of autumnal characters too. Game meat, amaro-tangy acidity, herbal notes in the mix. Epic!" - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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