Domaine Michelot La Comme Santenay 1er Cru 2017
The wine matures in barrel for 12 months, 20% of which are new, during which time the malo-lactic fermentation takes place.
The Domaine keeps anti-malady treatments of the vines to a strict minimum, preferring to keep the land itself healthy through a carefully scheduled program of ploughing. They allow grass to grow in a part of each vineyard and mow it regularly.
The grass deprives the vines of easily accessible water and forces the root system deep into the ground. This minimizes the need for pesticides and concentrates the specific qualities that each terroir brings to its wine.