Santenay, Côte-d'Or

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Santenays
The church in Santenay
The church in Santenay
Coat of arms of Santenays
Coat of arms
Location of Santenays
Santenays is located in France
Santenays
Santenays
Santenays is located in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Santenays
Santenays
Coordinates: 46°54′49″N 4°41′53″E / 46.9136°N 4.6981°E / 46.9136; 4.6981Coordinates: 46°54′49″N 4°41′53″E / 46.9136°N 4.6981°E / 46.9136; 4.6981
CountryFrance
RegionBourgogne-Franche-Comté
DepartmentCôte-d'Or
ArrondissementBeaune
CantonLadoix-Serrigny
IntercommunalityBeaune Côte et Sud
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Henri Tudéla
Area
1
10.36 km2 (4.00 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
883
 • Density85/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
21582 /21590
Elevation211–522 m (692–1,713 ft)
(avg. 225 m or 738 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Santenay is a commune in the Côte-d'Or department in eastern France.

Lying at the southern end of the Côte de Beaune, it is an appellation of Burgundy wine.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1962942—    
19681,007+6.9%
19751,008+0.1%
19821,014+0.6%
19901,008−0.6%
1999904−10.3%
2008836−7.5%

Sights[edit]

Santenay is the location of the chateau of Philip the Bold (1342-1404), Duke of Burgundy. The chateau is open to the public and has its own wine cellars and wine tasting and sale.

Chateau of Santenay
Chateau interior

Wine[edit]

Around 85% of the wine from Santenay is red wine made from Pinot noir. The wines are solid, tending more towards the rustic than the elegant, but are cheaper than the big names of the more famous Côte de Beaune villages to the north. Santenay has 124 ha of Premier Crus in its 379ha.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ "The Villages". Bouchard Père et Fils. Archived from the original on 2007-07-09. Retrieved 2007-05-03.

Further reading[edit]

  • Coates, Clive (1997) Côte D'Or: A Celebration of the Great Wines of Burgundy Weidenfeld Nicolson ISBN 0-297-83607-2

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