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 2019 Mâcon-Villages
The basic wine here is made the same way that François makes his Lequin-Colin chardonnays from the “Retour aux Racines” range and up, which is to say, it is all fermented in oak, with native yeasts, but only 10-15% new. The grapes come from both climat parcels of “L’Echenault de Serre” and “En Bout.” After alcoholic and malolactic fermentation, the wine is raised in neutral oak for approximately 12 months followed by several months in stainless before bottling.
- Certified Organic by Ecocert
- Clay, limestone
- 12 months in barrels, 3 months in stainless
- Neutral barrel (15% new)
- < 2
- 750 ml
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