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Volnay "Santenots"

Premier Cru
The commune of Volnay lies roughly at the midpoint of the Côte de Beaune, bordered by Pommard to the northeast, Monthélie to the West and Meursault to the south. Its vineyards cover 517 acres on a southeasterly-exposed slope; 284 of these are occupied by 26 premiers crus stretching across the mid-slope from Pommard to Meursault, and 243 are in village level vineyards flanking the premiers crus at the crest and the foot of the slope. Volnay is the only commune of the Côte d’Or whose village lies above, rather than below, its vineyards.  The Santenots vineyard comprises about 56 acres.
 
Down in  Meursault, actually in the village of Meursault, "Santenots" is really planted on white wine soils.  Sometimes you can even find the smokiness of Meursault in the wines.  They are light and fruity wines, easily gliding through the palate because they don't have firm structure.
 
   
Volnay "Santenots" label