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 2015 Mâcon-Chardonnay Climat "En Bout"

This climat holds the older plantings of chardonnay for Domaine de Crêts, and it is situated above “L’Echenault de Serre.” “En Bout” means “at the end,” and it accurately describes the site at the top of the hill where the clay topsoil has been eroded away and what is left is limestone, akin to that found in the Côte d’Or, here in the northern part of the Mâcon AOC. The grapes are harvested later here than in L’Echenault but still typically finishes with about a half percent less alcohol.

  • 2015
  • Chardonnay
  • Mâcon
  • France
  • Burgundy
  • Mâconnais
  • Certified Organic: Ecocert
  • En Bout
  • Southwest
  • Clay, limestone
  • 12 months in barrels, 3 months in stainless
  • Neutral barrel (10% new)
  • <2
  • 750 ml

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