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. Relaxed and charming, François Lequin makes a well presented range of clean, precise and expressive wines. Although clearly settled on his style, François is moving towards organic methods in the vineyard which he feels helps the expression of terroir. This thoughtful respect for tradition allied to contemporary methods yields results which we really enjoy, and clearly so do you.
“From fruit grown in vineyards close to the village of Santenay, this is fermented 50% in tank and 50% in barrel, with 10% new oak. This is always our...”
“Mid gold and clear. Scent of cream and vanilla. Lightly honeyed, but with a very fresh ripe citrus and mineral cut. This builds convincingly to an...”
“South facing, high on the hill overlooking Aloxe-Corton. Already expressive, with big floral and vanilla aromas. Fresh cream and ripe pear heart;...”
“Ripe plum and blackberry scent. Definitely more black-fruited than usual, with plenty of stuffing. Benchmark stuff, and this remains such...”
“Half of a normal crop in 2012 from this very well-sited south-east facing 1er Cru on the border with Chassagne-Montrachet. Very deep tone. Excitingly...”