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-Chardonnay Climat "L`Echenault de Serre"
“L’Echenault de Serre” is the younger of the two parcels that Lequin has in Ozenay. Very loosely translated, the climat name means “where the rainwater runs down to the serfs,” which describes the situation of this site, below “En Bout,” where there is a bit more clay in the soil. This is 100% barrel fermented in Chassin and Rousseau barrels, of which ~10% are new. Because of the higher clay content here, the wine shows more fleshiness and roundness than the climat “En Bout,” but it is by no means a rich-styled Mâcon. L’Echenault was the top-rated Mâcon in La Revue du vin de France in its inaugural year.
- Certified Organic by Ecocert
- L`Echenault de Serre
- Clay, limestone
- 12 months in barrels, 3 months in stainless
- 85% neutral oak, 15% new
- < 2
- 750 ml
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