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Lequin-Colin, Bourgogne Chardonnay, Back To The Roots Burgundy EP 2022 (Case of 12 bottles)
Jancis Robinson

Lequin-Colin, Bourgogne Chardonnay, Back To The Roots Burgundy EP 2022 (Case of 12 bottles)

One of our benchmark wines: named because François bestows on this wine the traditional treatment given to much smarter appellations: it’s 100% barrel fermented, with 10% new oak; given regular lees stirring to develop texture and... Read More

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ColourWhite

RegionBurgundy

GrowerLequin-Colin

Grape VarietyChardonnay

Vintage2022

ABV %

Bottle75cl

CodeLEQ522

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.

To make matters...

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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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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...

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Lequin-Colin, Bourgogne Chardonnay, Back To The Roots Burgundy EP 2022 (Case of 12 bottles)

One of our benchmark wines: named because François bestows on this wine the traditional treatment given to much smarter appellations: it’s 100% barrel fermented, with 10% new oak; given regular lees stirring to develop texture and breadth; and bottled without fining or filtration. Hazelnuts; plus a lovely burst of lemon tinged with honey; attractive fat and length. Always punches above its weight and always a bargain at full retail price, let alone bought en primeur. Late 2024-2028

"Certified organic though this is not stated on the label. ‘Back to the Roots’ because the wine is barrel-fermented (10% new oak), lees-stirred and bottled without fining or filtration, ie given the sort of treatment normally reserved for grander appellations.
This really does smell and taste much grander than your typical Bourgogne Blanc. Subtle but definite impression of oak in mealy spice and a creamy aspect to the citrus fruit. This has real depth and breadth, the moderate acidity typical of the vintage and sufficient to balance the depth of flavour. Smooth and rich on the palate with a lovely chewy texture and very long finish. You could approach this now but I think it will be even better after another year in bottle. Serious burgundy at a good price. VGV" 16.5/20, 2024-2028, Julia Harding MW, www.jancisrobinson.com  19th February 2024

Please note this wine is not available for immediate delivery and excludes duty & VAT, (payable on delivery) We will contact you when the wine arrives in the UK, most likely in the autumn.

Great choice of good-value wines in the January sales. The website is really easy to use to make up an order. Delivery, as is often the case, was within 24 hours and, as usual, was well-packed.

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One of my favourite independents. Been enjoying these special wines for more than 10 years. Always interesting choices, and always great value in the sales!

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