1er Cru La Maladière
This is the Côte d’Or’s southernmost appellation, located just to the south of Chassagne-Montrachet …
Santenay’s vineyards stretch across 400 ha of which 123 ha are planted with Premier Cru vines, divided into 3 distinct zones.
La Maladière, located above the village takes shape looking east, sitting on cracked limestone covered with a thin layer of marl.
In old French, "La Maladière" means "establishment of assistance to the sick". These establishments received donations. This climate name in Santenay refers to one that belonged to the Maladière de Chagny, a few kilometers away.
Grape variety: pinot noir
Soils: stony hillside, grassy plot.
Pruning: Guyot system
Yield: 42 hL/ha
Average age of the vines: 45 years old.