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Lequin-Colin, Bourgogne Chardonnay Back to the Roots, 2018
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Lequin-Colin, Bourgogne Chardonnay Back to the Roots, 2018

"Aged in barrel, 10 per cent new, and crafted in an old-fashioned way, with lots of lees stirring. Organically certified (but not mentioned on the label as Francois Lequin wants the wine to sell on its own merits)", Jancis Robinson, FT... Read More

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ColourWhite

RegionBurgundy

GrowerLequin-Colin

Grape VarietyChardonnay

Vintage2018

ABV12.5%

Bottle75cl

MethodOrganic

CodeLEQ518

Our Rating

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. To make matters worse, the...

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René Lequin-Colin

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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 say they...

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Jancis Robinson

We get super excited when Jancis Robinson (or one of her team) write about our wine! Voted the world's most influential wine critic in polls in the US, France and internationally in 2018, Jancis views herself as a wine writer rather than a wine critic. She writes daily for JancisRobinson.com and weekly for the Financial Times. She is founder-editor of The Oxford Companion to Wine,...

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Lequin-Colin, Bourgogne Chardonnay Back to the Roots, 2018

"Aged in barrel, 10 per cent new, and crafted in an old-fashioned way, with lots of lees stirring. Organically certified (but not mentioned on the label as Francois Lequin wants the wine to sell on its own merits)", Jancis Robinson, FT Weekend Magazine, 5th December 2020

Open, clean and delicately perfumed, with a palate of creamy, ripe citrus. Generous ripeness and body belies its modest alcohol level. From organically farmed and certified vines - and always very good value. Francois Lequin's superior Bourgogne Chardonnay bottling is named Back to the Roots as he gives it a very traditional Burgundian treatment - usually accorded only to more expensive wines from superior appellations. So this is 100% barrel fermented, with 10% new oak; and given regular lees stirring to develop texture and breadth. Now-2023

"Broad, without much focus on the nose but it builds on the finish and should satisfy any burgundy lover who hankers after old-fashioned Meursault. It's clean and not too heavy. Impressively persistent for the money. Drink 2020-2024GV, 16.5/20", Jancis Robinson,jancisrobinson.com, 11th November 2020

All François's wines are now organically certified, though he chooses not to state as such on the labels as he wants them to sell on their own merits, not just because of a green symbol!

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