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Lequin-Colin, Corton Charlemagne, Grand Cru, 2017

Lequin-Colin, Corton Charlemagne, Grand Cru, 2017

The Lequin vines are south facing, high on the hill overlooking Aloxe-Corton - Francois says "un terroir trés solaire". Still quite tight on the nose; but this opens out beautifuly in the glass, with a lovely ripeness of fruit... Read More

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ColourWhite

RegionBurgundy

GrowerLequin-Colin

Grape VarietyChardonnay

Vintage2017

ABV13%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

MethodOrganic

CodeLEQ017

Style

Dry

Dry > Sweet

Burgundy

The Burgundy Pyramid

Making sense of the complexity of the complexity of Burgundy isn’t easy.

Though Burgundy only comprises 5% of France’s vineyard area, it holds 100 different Appellations, 25% of the entire French total.  There are no less than 5,000 growers, 85% of whom own less than 10 hectares, and four fifths of them make wine.

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René Lequin-Colin

Santenay, France

This 9 hectare family domaine, which dates back over 300 years, has a lovely range of vineyards, deriving from the marital conjoining of Lequins from Santenay and Colins from Chassagne-Montrachet.

We think he makes no less than seventeen wines, though some in very small quantities, for example just one specially made small barrel of Batard-Montrachet!...

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Chardonnay

Chardonnay is one of the most-widely planted varieties in the world.

Arguably not the most characterful grape, hence its common ageing in oak, yet at its pinnacle in Burgundy it produces some of the greatest (and certainly most expensive) white wines in the world. Look out for unoaked Chardonnay, it can make a pleasant change, and usually goes down very well with all those people who...

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Lequin-Colin, Corton Charlemagne, Grand Cru, 2017

The Lequin vines are south facing, high on the hill overlooking Aloxe-Corton - Francois says "un terroir trés solaire". Still quite tight on the nose; but this opens out beautifuly in the glass, with a lovely ripeness of fruit and a mild nutty character. It's very long; that ripe lemon just lingers on, promising a fine future. We know this wine ages beautifully. Drink from now but best 2022-2026

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