Jean-Marc Vincent Santenay Blanc 1er Cru &

Jean-Marc Vincent Santenay Blanc 1er Cru 'Beaurepaire' 2011

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29 bottles available – max. 6 bottles per order

Since 1997, Jean-Marc Vincent has gradually turned this humble Santenay property into one of the finest in the Côte de Beaune, crafting joyful wines that offer unrivalled value to those in the know.

Recovering prime vineyards that his family had rented out since the 1970s, Jean-Marc works across some of Santenay’s most respected 1er Crus, including ‘Beaurepaire’ and ‘Les Gravières’. A pragmatic, detail-focused farmer, he continually pushes the boundaries of modern viticulture. Jean-Marc is a proponent of tressage – the laborious and highly skilled practice of braiding the vine canopy, as pioneered by Lalou Bize-Leroy – optimising ripeness and minimising vine stress to grow top quality, organic fruit.

‘Beaurepaire’ – a steep, well-exposed slope – provides exceptional terroir for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. A vigneron who excels at both white and red winemaking, Jean-Marc’s wines are characterised by their haunting perfume and fine detail. He laments drinkers who think Santenay is only for immediate consumption; his wines, whilst delicious in youth, show uncommon intensity and complexity with age.

Just as Sylvain Pataille and Vincent Dureuil have transformed the reputations of Marsannay and Rully, Jean-Marc’s wines are resetting expectations of Santenay’s terroir in the eyes of Burgundy lovers.

Multi-layered and Puligny-like with a hint of sweet, toasty oak. Its spicy stone fruit and single-cream texture is braced by herbal lift and taut, lemony acidity. Drink to 2026.

Wine Details

Type White
Country France
Region Burgundy > Côte de Beaune > Santenay
Producer Jean-Marc Vincent
Vintage 2011
Main grapes Chardonnay
Farming Organic
Size 75cl