The Santini Collective: Part 1

The Santini Collective: Part 1

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Chris Santini makes wine with his brothers in the small Burgundian village of Auxey-Duresses, a town with a population of 300, in a hundred year old cuverie that has never seen commercial enzymes or yeasts. He coined his winery ‘The Auxey-Collective’ as his cuverie is home to a collection of young winemakers producing their wine there under the same curved roof as the Santini brothers. His focus is on producing “vins de soif” – wine made to quench your thirst and be consumed with fervour. The fruit is sourced from interesting and unique terroirs that are off the beaten track in Burgundy, Beaujolais and vinous French country. All the wines are made in extremely small quantities. These are a rare find.

This 3 pack contains 1 bottle of each wine:

2019 Macon Villages (Chardonnay)
Auxey-Duresses, Burgundy, France

Bright and yet has all this lovely, hazy, oatmeal and nuttiness going on. Lemon-ginger tea, jasmine, cucumber, tonic water, cashews and saline minerality. Almost prickly with acidity or a light, barely there fizz too. Sings out of the glass. So pretty, so delicious, so vivacious! Leaps around the palate. 

2019 Bourgogne Aligote 
Auxey-Duresses, Burgundy, France

Textural, chewy and puckering, very refreshing. Lime, alpine herbs, fennel. Lots of all of that. Chalked full of salty minerality. Exceptional length and depth yet insane freshness and vitality. Has such energy and drinkability. Serious orange wine!

2019 Pinot Beurot
Auxey-Duresses, Burgundy, France 

Pinot Beurot grapes from Nolay, a small village west of the Montrachet, Santenay, and Saint-Aubin. It’s a tiny pocket planted entirely to Beurot since forever. A little skin maceration sees it drinking like its (close relative) skin-contact Pinot Gris. Punchy strawberries, pop rocks, blood oranges, apricot, zest, and a lick of tannin. Fruity and Flamboyant. Lo-fi natural wine.