Shallow color but not as shallow as the Santenays. It has a very nice viscosity in the glass, you can see it when you move the wine in it. On the nose it is pure mineral. Graphite, pencil lead. More silk on the palate, graphite and spices return at the end of the mouth. Refined. Perhaps it is not the most complex Burgundy but in the register in which it moves it is forgiven. Tremendous.
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The Lequin family has been a family of winegrowers since 1604. Therefore, more than four centuries have contemplated the Domaine although it is for a few years that Antoine and Cécile, young but well-trained, have taken the reins of this Domaine de Santenay. Santenay is aN appellation within Burgundy to which more and more attention is paid everyday. Part of the Cote de Beaune, it is the appellation in which the Cote dOr ends and, curiously, it is an area much more of red wines than of white wines as it happens in neighboring Chassagne and Puligny. But let's not stray from the topic, we are to explain about the Domaine Louis Lequin. Santenay has always had a certain rustic character, but the Lequins work with little extraction and have the good taste to keep the bottles for us for a few years during which the wines are refined and allow the burgundy delicacy to emerge to the delight of lovers of great wines from the iron fist in a silk glove.
In the vineyard, they work in a respectful way, with natural fertilizers and without herbicides, using traditional tillage to remove grass when necessary. The vinification of the reds combines the whole bunch and the destemming in variable percentages and the aging is in French oak barrels with variable percentages of new oak depending on the cuvée. The whites are fermented in French oak barrels, which requires great sensitivity in winemaking so as not to overwhelm the wine with toasting. White wines are intense and sweet.