Santenay, Côte-d'Or

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For the commune in Loir-et-Cher, see Santenay, Loir-et-Cher.
Église Paroissiale, Santenay (Côte d'Or, Fr).JPG
Coat of arms of Santenays
Coat of arms
Santenays is located in France
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
Country France
Region Bourgogne-Franche-Comté
Department Côte-d'Or
Arrondissement Beaune
Canton Nolay
Intercommunality Beaune Côte et Sud
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Henri Tudéla
Area1 10.36 km2 (4.00 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 836
 • Density 81/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 21582 /21590
Elevation 211–522 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.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

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.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 942 —    
1968 1,007 +6.9%
1975 1,008 +0.1%
1982 1,014 +0.6%
1990 1,008 −0.6%
1999 904 −10.3%
2008 836 −7.5%


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


Main article: Santenay wine

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.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "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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