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La Garance – Santenay Gite – Self-Catering

Santenay Gite – The wine village of Santenay-le-Haut (21 Côte d’Or, BFC) is in the heart of Burgundy’s Côte d’Or vineyards, where the Gîte La Garance offers a self-catering house looking out directly onto the vines.

Gite La Garance

There are 3 bedrooms and 2 private bathrooms with a bath and a walk-in shower.
You can prepare meals using the accommodation’s kitchen, which is equipped with a dishwasher and a microwave. Additional features include a wood-burning stove and a Macbook computer available to use for free.
There is also a wine cellar – although the wine is not included! The owners can however recommend some good local winemakers. Whilst the house is electrically heated there is also a wood-burning stove. The property is child-friendly.

The property is situated about 20km southwest of Beaune.

wineThe wines here are mainly red being made from Pinot Noir grapes. Although considered more “rustic” (and hence cheaper) than some of the wines from the Côte de Beaune, about one-third of the vineyards are classified as Premier Cru!

Santenay is the most southerly wine-producing commune of the Cote de Beaune in Burgundy, with its own communal appellation (created in 1937). The wines produced here are predominantly red and made from Pinot Noir, although a small quantity of Chardonnay is also produced.

A typical Santenay red wine is deeper in colour than those from further north, but still with a dark cherry color, characteristic of red Burgundy. The aromas are of licorice, red berries and violets.

The wines of Santenay are not held in such high regard as those from further north in Burgundy, as their style tends to be more rustic than refined. This may be due to Santenay’s particular terroir, which has a large proportion of marlstone

more info linkFor more information and to check availability at Santenay Gite see Gîte La Garance

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