After a long and super convivial lunch catching up with some of Sebastien’s winemaker friends, we dashed off once again, this time to the incredibly special village of Santenay, known for its picturesque landscape, but also and most importantly, for its high-quality Pinot Noir.
Remember the four sub-regions of Burgundy we spoke of before? Well they are further split into 84 appellations d'origine controlee (AOC)! Yes, we French like to make things incredibly complicated! The village of Santenay is one of these AOCs, and within this AOC, 110ha of Pinot Noir vineyards are classified as Premiers Crus, Burgundy’s second highest classification, and a guarantee of quality and specific origin.
Right: Santenay is known for its picturesque landscapes.