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 2021 Santenay 1er Cru La Comme

This site is located on the east side of Santenay, near the edge of Chassagne-Montrachet. There is more clay on the west side of the commune and more oolite limestone here. Clay soils give pinot noir a bigger profile with more fruit and opulence; the limestone in La Comme gives more finesse and structure. Lequin's vines in La Comme are over 45 years old, further improving upon the structure of the wine each year. Similar to his other reds, François ferments La Comme with native yeasts in barrique, with only up to 20% of new oak. Elevage lasts a total of 15 months before bottling, with the first 12 in barrique and the last 3 in stainless.

  • 2021
  • Pinot Noir
  • Premier Cru
  • France
  • Burgundy
  • Côte de Beaune
  • Certified Organic by Ecocert
  • La Comme
  • Southeast
  • Clay, limestone
  • 12 months neutral barrel (10% new), 3 months stainless
  • Neutral barrel (10% new)
  • 750 ml

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