Domaine René Lequin-Colin

Burgundy | Côte de Beaune | Santenay

The Lequin family have been vignerons in Santenay since 1673. When the former Domaine Lequin-Roussot was split between brothers René and Louis in 1992, René formed Domaine Lequin-Colin with his wife, Josette Colin of Chassagne-Montrachet. Their son, François is now at the helm of their 9 hectares divided between Santenay and Chassagne-Montrachet. François has made substantial changes in the farming since taking over. The vineyards have been ploughed since 1997 and farmed organically from 2009 (Ecocert Certified in 2012); biodynamic ideas have been introduced since 2010.

Domaine René Lequin-Colin 2016 Santenay "Vieilles Vignes"

A blend of three plots in Santenay, this old-vines pinot noir over-delivers in every way. To the east of the commune is “Champs Claude” with vines 70+ years old; closer to Chassagne is “Les Hates” with vines 50-55 years old; and “Clos Genet” where the vines are 40-45 years old. François believes that “Les Hates” brings structure and the other two sites bring finesse and fruitiness. The wine is full of red fruit brightness with a base note of darker fruits, all on lattice-like structure that carries the wine to a long finish.

  • 2016
  • Pinot Noir
  • Villages
  • France
  • Burgundy
  • Côte de Beaune
  • Certified Organic: Ecocert
  • Champs Claude, Les Hates, Clos Genet
  • Southwest
  • Clay, limestone
  • 12 months neutral barrel (20% new) - 3 months stainless
  • Stainless steel
  • 750 ml, 375 ml, 1.5 L

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