About the Wine
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.
About Santini Collective
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 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.
Making light, aromatic, fruit driven wines with a sense of fun, these are thoughtful, innovative and vibrant additions to Burgundy’s new wave.