Pale in sight, with a lot of butter on the nose. In the mouth it has a lot of weight. We are facing one of those wines in which you wait for a punch of acidity and although that punch that would make you go for the second sip does not finish, things are coming out that keep it interesting. Simply, Corton Charlemagne.
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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.