The vineyards of Bourgogne produce some great wines with a historical and international reputation. However, the region is not simply limited to its iconic appellations. In addition to its Village Premier Cru and Grand Cru AOCs, it also produces a range of wonderful Régionale and Village appellations to explore.

You will also find a full list of the Bourgogne’s Climats and lieux-dits on this page.

Check out the complete list of the 84 Bourgogne appellations.

However, your exploration has only just begun. Bourgogne wines have never before offered such high quality. Besides our range of internationally celebrated wines, try some of our lesser-known appellations where there are lots of surprises in store.

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  • Category

    Village appellation

  • Wine-producing region


  • Creation of the appellation

    8 décembre 1936,

  • Colour

    Nearly all reds - Pinot Noir
    White wines - Chardonnay

  • Area under production* :
    1 hectare (ha) = 10,000 m2 = 24 ""ouvrées""
    Reds : 282.35 ha (including 110.84 ha Premier Cru)
    Whites : 46.96 ha (including 12.63 ha Premier Cru

  • Appellation Village of the Côte de Beaune region (Côte-d’Or).
    This appellation includes 12 Premiers Crus Climats.
    Producing communes: Santenay, Remigny.
    On the label, the appellation SANTENAY and SANTENAY PREMIER CRU may be followed by the name of the Climat of origin.

Wine Characteristics - Santenay


Santenay produces mainly red wine from the Pinot Noir grape. Colour is a dark but brilliant black-cherry. The bouquet evokes rose-petals, peony, violet, red fruits and a hint of liquorice. In the mouth, the attack is deep and intense. Firm but discreet tannins make for a body that is supple, finetextured and well-built. It boasts back aromas (often of bilberry) and a long finish.
The white wine (Chardonnay) is clear and brilliant, mineral and floral, fresh and vigorous. Its aromatic expression features notes of bracken and hazelnut.

Wine Steward’s Tip - Santenay

Steward’s Tip

Red: its supple and intense attack, and its aromatic register with its distinguished finish mean it should be matched with slow-cooked dishes like braised veal or beef, to which its tannins will lend structure without being agressive. Glazed or caramelised poultry in the Asian style would also give it a warm welcome for its meaty texture, as would home-made hamburgers.
From the cheese-board: Brie de Meaux, Pont-l’Evêque, Cîteaux, Reblochon,Bleu de Bresse...
Serving temperature: 15°C.

White: its lightness, vivacity and edge would be a good choice for fluid and creamy dishes like fish couscous, or pasta or risotto with mushrooms.
Poultry in cream sauce would similarly hit the spot. It would harmonize well with cheeses like Comté, Beaufort, and goat cheeses.
Serving temperature: 11 to 12°C.

Situation - Santenay


Santenay, lying at the southern extremity of the Côte de Beaune, is home to both the nymph of water and the god of wine: it is both a spa and a winegrowing centre. The wines of Santenay and neighbouring Remigny present discernible differences according to which part of the appellation they hail from. The houses of Santenay and its associated hamlets form a scattering of small groups and sumptuous panoramic views are to be had from thehilltops. Human occupation here goes back to pre-history. The Santenay AOC status was instituted in 1937. The Sorine windmill also represents an important part of the history of this commune.

Terroirs - Santenay


Greyish limestones occupy the high ground up to a height of 500 metres.
Lower down the slope, starting at the 300-metre line, are oolitic limestones, white oolite, marls, kidney-shaped limestones, and lower oolite on a layer of marl. The location of the vineyards is ideal with exposures between East and South.

List of "Climats et Lieux-dits"
for this appellation

"Climats" classified as 1er Cru

BeauregardBeaurepaireClos de TavannesClos des MouchesClos FaubardClos RousseauGrand Clos RousseauLa CommeLa MaladièreLes GravièresLes Gravières-Clos de TavannesPassetemps


BellefonBieveauxBotaveauClos GenetComme DessusCroix SorineDerrière les CraisEn AiguiseyEn BoichotEn CharronEn FoulotEn GatsulardLa CassièreLa CommeLa PliceLe ChaineyLe Haut VillageLe VillageLes BrâsLes Champs ClaudesLes Charmes DessousLes Charmes DessusLes CornièresLes CraisLes HâtesLes PérollesLes PotetsLes Prarons-DessousLes Prarons-DessusLes SaunièresLes Vaux DessusSaint-JeanSous la FéeSous la Roche
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