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|Vineyard/Cellar Practices||Biodynamically Grown, Certified Organic, Low-Intervention/Natural Wine, Vegan|
The Lequin family have been vignerons in Santenay since 1673,with François at the helm since 1996. He was first trained in Avize, Champagne, and then worked under David Ramey at Chalk Hill in Sonoma, California. During his studies,he decided he wanted to convert his family estate to organic farming. All of the vineyards have been organically farmed since 2009, and were Ecocert® certified in 2012. Biodynamic ideas were introduced in 2010 and François continues his exploration of producing terroir-driven wines, precision and purity remaining his guiding principles. This is the only cuvée from Lequin-Colin that is not 100% barrel fermented; 50% of it is done in stainless steel and of the 50% that is in barrel, only 10% of that is new. The grapes come from two plots in Santenay, Lavau and Corpeau. The wine is aged for 10 months in barrel (10% new) followed by 1 month in stainless steel. The resulting wine is bright, citrusy, and long with notes of fresh apple and pear with a delicate vanilla butteriness and a touch of slate-like minerality. Biodynamically grown, certified organic, low-intervention/natural wine, vegan.