Domaine des Crêts

Burgundy | Mâcon | Ozenay

Domaine des Crêts is a partnership between François Lequin, of Santenay’s Domaine Lequin-Colin, and Matthieu Ponson of Cornas. Together, they took over the former Domaine Pascal & Sylvie Pauget in 2014 to pursue a shared vision of the northern Mâconnais and cultivating wines of Côte d’Or standards there. Today Domaine des Crêts encompasses 4 hilly hectares, with farming in conversion to organics. The emphasis on restricted yields, expressions of clay-limestone soils, native yeast fermentations, and deliberate must oxidation to ward off premox results in great Mâcon chardonnay that is elegant, with no shortage of tension, vivacity, or length.

Domaine des Crêts 2014 Bourgogne Pinot Noir

There is both gamay noir and pinot noir planted at the Domaine, but the gamay will be ripped out and replanted with chardonnay, so we decided not to start with it. But this Bourgogne Pinot Noir is delicious. It’s a brighter and livelier offering than the Lequin-Colin Bourgogne Pinot Noir, which is more serious in its scope. Indeed, the styles of the wines reflect a different philosophy in winemaking for the reds which François does not insist on for the chardonnays. “I want freshness and fruitiness in the Domaine des Crêts pinot noir and I want structure and seriousness from Lequin-Colin.”

  • 2014
  • Pinot Noir
  • Mâcon
  • France
  • Burgundy
  • Mâconnais
  • Certified Organic: Ecocert
  • Southwest
  • Clay, limestone
  • 12 months neutral barrique (10% new)
  • Stainless steel
  • 750 ml

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