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 2016 Chassagne-Montrachet "Clos Devant"

This is a-little-known clos, beneath the village of Chassagne, on the same mid-slope line as the Grand Crus, and just two vineyards away from Criots. It’s not Grand Cru, of course, and we aren’t trying to say it is. The total size of Clos Devant is almost 2 ha, of which Lequin-Colin owns .7 ha. In fact, the “clos” is actually two enclosed parcels, and François’ owns one entire clos of these two. Half of this vineyard contains vines that are 50 years-old and older; the other half is around 25 years-old. For all chardonnay re-plantings, François takes selection massale cuttings from this site and also from his oldest vines in Charrières. It is a special site for the domaine and a value for the consumer because it offers 1er cru quality for a village-level price.

  • 2016
  • Chardonnay
  • Villages
  • France
  • Burgundy
  • Côte de Beaune
  • Certified Organic: Ecocert
  • Clos Devant
  • Southeast
  • Clay, limestone
  • 12 months neutral barrel (20% new) - 3 months stainless
  • Neutral barrel (20% new)
  • <2
  • 750 ml

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