Profile of Domaine Comte Senard

Domaine Comte Senard is one of the loveliest fine wine estates in Burgundy, a personal favorite. This formidable father and daughter team of Philippe and Lorraine Senard make superb, age-worthy wines from the renowned vineyards of the Aloxe-Corton commune. From the humble village wines, right up to the mighty Grand Cru vineyards of Clos du Roi and Corton-Charlemagne, their output is consistent, top-quality and in high demand. Combining the best qualities of integrity, family spirit, and know-how, the latest generation represented by Lorraine is expressing the special qualities of the Corton terroir more fully and completely than ever before, thanks to her deep understanding of the vineyards. Not to mention the care and attention shown day in day out by Lorraine’s vibrant and dynamic viticultural team.

Domaine Comte Senard has an extremely long history of cultivating vineyards in Aloxe-Corton and has been celebrated as a top producer of both red and white Burgundy since the 19th century. The domaine’s history began in 1857 when the great grandfather of the current generation planted a very special vineyard. The man was Jules Senard and the vineyard is today known as Clos de Meix. It is still under the exclusive ownership of the Senard family and is renowned for Pinot Noir of exceptional grace, perfume, and longevity. After his death, the domaine remained in family control and successive generations have judiciously added only the very best vineyard holdings to the Senard portfolio, including Corton-Charlemagne and Clos du Roi. The property’s reputation grew, as did the renown of its wines until demand was far exceeding supply. That remains the case today, as Philippe and Lorraine continue to steer their legacy to greatness. Lorraine formally joined the team in 2000, making her first Burgundies in 2005. Her father was not disappointed!

Lorraine Senard is today producing stylish, structured reds and whites at every level. The wines, which are intensely sought after, are handled carefully with restrained oak, aged in incredible cellars that were constructed in the 14th century by Benedictine monks of the famous Abbaye de Sainte Marguerite. The resulting wines display richness, depth, and elegance while remaining true to their origins. Anyone who has tasted the mighty Clos du Roi from this 1st rate domaine can testify to that! Enjoy a private VIP wine tour here as part of a Burgundian wine odyssey.

Wines produced

  • Comte Senard Bourgogne Blanc

    100% Chardonnay. Cold fermentation in stainless steel tank, followed by ageing in 60% new French oak for 12 months. A great value white Burgundy.

  • Comte Senard Aloxe Corton red (Village wine)

    100% Pinot Noir. Fermented in stainless steel tanks, after a pre-fermentation cold oak maceration. The wine is then aged in 50% new French oak for a period of 18 months.

  • Comte Senard Aloxe Corton white (Village wine)

    100% Pinot Gris. Cold fermentation in stainless steel tank, followed by ageing in 60% new French oak for 12 months.

  • Comte Senard Aloxe Corton Les Valozieres (Premier Cru)

    100% Pinot Noir. Whole bunch fermentation. Fermented in stainless steel tanks, after a pre-fermentation cold oak maceration. The wine is then aged in 50% new French oak for a period of 18 months.

  • Comte Senard Corton Clos de Meix (Grand Cru Monopole)

    100% Pinot Noir. Fermented in stainless steel tanks, after a pre-fermentation cold oak maceration. The wine is then aged in 50% new French oak for a period of 18 months. A complex, structured red Burgundy, capable of extended cellaring.

  • Comte Senard Corton les Paulands (Grand Cru)

    100% Pinot Noir. Fermented in stainless steel tanks, after a pre-fermentation cold oak maceration. The wine is then aged in 60% new French oak for a period of 18 months. This wine should be cellared for 5-6 years for maximum enjoyment.

  • Comte Senard Corton Charlemagne (Grand Cru)

    100% Chardonnay. Cold fermentation in stainless steel tank, followed by ageing in 1 year old French oak for a period of 12-18 months. A complex, intense white Burgundy, which can benefit from up to 10 years cellaring after release.

  • Comte Senard Corton Clos du Roi (Grand Cru)

    100% Pinot Noir. Fermented in stainless steel tanks, after a pre-fermentation cold oak maceration. The wine is then aged in 60% new French oak for a period of 18 months. This wine should be cellared for 5-6 years for maximum enjoyment.

Winery details

Domaine Comte Senard

1 Rue Des Chaumes
21420 Aloxe Corton, Burgundy
France
Tel +(33) 0380 26 40 73

Appellation
AOC Aloxe Corton
Founded
1857
Area under vine
22 ha
Age of vines
35 years+
Oak barrel origin
French
Winemaker
Lorraine Senard
Owner
Senard family
Production
23,000 bottles
Grape varietals
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris

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