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The history of Labouré-Roi is closely linked to that of Nuits-Saint-Georges, in the heart of the iconic Côte de Nuits. Founded in 1832, Labouré-Roi is today one of the most respected names in Burgundy.

These historical roots in the heart of one of the most fragmented and exacting wine-producing regions in the world have shaped a philosophy focused on excellence and discovery. For nearly 200 years, Labouré-Roi has enabled wine lovers from all over the world to access the prestigious appellations of these legendary vineyards.

SANTENAY PREMIER CRU
PASSETEMPS

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2018  

ORIGIN

Santenay wine is produced in the communes of Santenay and Remigny in Côte de Beaune of Burgundy.

The Appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC) Santenay may be used for red and white wine with respectively Pinot Noir and Chardonnay as the main grape variety. 

The production consists of almost 85% red wine, and a little over 15% of white wine. There are just Premier Cru vineyards within the Santenay AOC. 

The vineyard of this Premier Cru "Passetemps" is located on the way out of the village toward Chassagne-Montrachet and between the "Les Beaurepaires" and "Les Gravières" plot. 

VARIETAL

The Pinot Noir is the only grape variety of the Santenay Villages and Premiers Crus.
- Density 10000 feet/ha.
- Cordon de Royat pruning method.
- Manual harvest.
- Yields of 50 hl/ha.

CHARACTERISTICS AND ASSETS

The name "passetemps", meaning "passing time", is probably linked to the fact that this is nice to spend time in those beautiful landscape and vineyards.

FOOD AND WINE PAIRING

Drink with small game, glazed or caramelised poultry in the Asian style, braised beef, lamb or a plate of fine matured Burgundian cheeses.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS

Serve ideally at a temperature of 16 to 18 °C. (60-64°F.).

AGEING POTENTIAL

Can be opened now or kept in the cellar for 10 years even more.