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 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru "Morgeot"

There are 19 climats which make up Morgeot and the site itself is nearly one-fifth of the total appellation, so there is a lot of variety in quality from this 1er Cru site. François’ rows are in “Tête du Clos” and “Les Grands Clos,” directly in the mid-slope and center of Morgeot. His rows in “Les Grands Clos” are directly opposite the Abbey ruins, across the small vineyard street, in the climat “Morgeot.” François has both chardonnay (0.32ha) and pinot noir (0.32 ha) planted here. The vines in “Tête du Clos” were planted in 1971 and the vines in “Les Grands Clos” were planted in 1987. This Morgeot is spicier than Lequin’s Vergers and it has more body as well. It displays a velvety texture and impressive length.

  • 2016
  • Chardonnay
  • Premier Cru
  • France
  • Côte de Beaune
  • Chassagne-Montrachet
  • Certified Organic: Ecocert
  • Morgeot
  • Southeast
  • Clay, limestone
  • 12 months neutral barrel (20% new) - 3 months stainless
  • Neutral barrel (20% new)
  • <2
  • 750 ml, 1.5 L

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