Domaine René Lequin-Colin

Burgundy | Côte de Beaune | Santenay

The wines of this domaine emphasize purity and transparency. From 1er and grand cru holdings in Santenay and Chassagne-Montrachet, vigneron François Lequin lets each site speak in the clearest possible voice through organic farming and “a small hand” in the cellar. There is a bright freshness to the wines, from the Retour aux Racines that is a complete departure from basic Bourgogne Blanc to the regal, but never overbearing Bâtard-Montrachet. The pinot noirs are charming and fruit-driven, marked by drinkability and finesse. Altogether, the Lequin-Colin range represents a rare opportunity to tap into tremendous quality and value in Burgundy.

Domaine René Lequin-Colin 2014 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Morgeot" (Rouge)

François believes that the character of his is Morgeot rouge is comparable to the wines of Vosne-Romanée, being “fresh, juicy, long and structured.” His parcels here are in the “Tête du Clos” and “Les Grands Clos” in the center of the 19 climats who can label the wines as 1er Cru Morgeot. His parcel of “Les Grands Clos” is directly opposite the Abbey ruins, across the street. Lequin has a total of 0.32 ha of pinot noir planted in these two parcels of Morgeot. This is an impressive wine—especially for a commune that is better known today for chardonnay rather than pinot noir. Historically, the site was more famous for red wine. Lequin’s offering is reminiscent of a Côte de Nuits pinot noir: it has extract and depth while still offering a lithe profile buoyed by acidity and length. It should not be missed.

  • 2014
  • Pinot Noir
  • Premier Cru
  • France
  • Burgundy
  • Côte de Beaune
  • Certified Organic: Ecocert
  • Morgeot
  • Southeast
  • Clay, limestone
  • 12 months neutral barrel (20% new) - 3 months stainless
  • Stainless steel
  • 750 ml

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