Geology of the vineyards


During the Jurassic period, which lasted approximately 60 million years in Burgundy, sediment settled on the seabed. During this time some 500 meters of sediment was superimposed, especially clays and limestone, along with marls which are the mixture of both.

With the upheaval of the Alps (around 40 million years ago), there were significant tectonic movements that, while maintaining the clay, marl and limestone composition of the sediments, formed the present slopes and faults.

The vines of Santenay are cultivated on the middle and upper Jurassic geological layers (Oxfordian Marl).

Panorama of Santenay