Production area

Grapes for this village appellation are harvested in the delimited areas within the village of Santenay. This appellation covers a surface area of 328,27 hectares of which 122,49 hectares are classified as Premier Cru. Only 10% of production is devoted to white wine. The distinction “Premier Cru” is given to certain vineyards whose wines have traditionally been of higher quality. Only 11% of Burgundy’s wines are entitled to this privilege.


The soil of the “Côte” is derived principally from the subsidence of the Saône River floodplain which resulted in a 200 metres drop with relation to the Morvan plateau, creating a long hillside with very regular slopes and eastern and south-eastern exposure. Beaurepaire is located above the village and faces east. The soil overlies fissured limestone covered with a thin layer of marl. In old french, “repaire” meant “returning home” and by extension “refuge” or “residence”.


100% Chardonnay

Tasting notes

COLOUR : Pale gold highlights.
Very delicate aromas of white blossoms with just a hint of oak.
Very soft with a great deal of minerality, superb length and a tangy finish.

Vinification and maturing

The grapes were hand-picked. Aged for 18 months with no racking or stirring to bring out all of this wine’s minerality. A proportion of 30% new french oak barrels were used.

Food and wine pairing

Perfect with fish couscous, pasta or risotto, poultry in cream sauce and cheeses like Comté, Beaufort and goat cheese.

Serving suggestions

11 to 12°C

Ageing potential

7 to 9 years

Ropiteau Frères since 1848


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