Domaine René Lequin-Colin Santenay 'Les Hâtes' 2019, Burgundy, France

Domaine Rene Lequin-Colin

Dry white wine, 75cl. Medium bodied 100% Chardonnay from Burgundy, France. 13.0% ABV. Organic Vegan

This is one of the most generous Santenay Chardonnays and it's all based in the soil. 'Les Hâtes' is a lieu dit in the mid-slope of the Côte, sandwiched between the Premier Cru sites of Beaurepaire - which is just beneath 'Sous la Roche' - and the more famous Premier Cru Santenay sites of Passetemps, Beauregard, Clos de Mouches and Clos Faubard. Here, there is more topsoil which creates a richer and loger wine. But being in the middle of the slope also lends a substructure of thinner, chalkier layers adding mineral structure to the fruitiness. 

Tasting notes from the judges of the Sommelier Wine Awards:

'An aromatic nose with notes of citrus, toast and fresh butter, and a vibrant palate with elegance, good length and just a touch of weight.' Jan Konetzki, team leader. 'Great tautness and minerality here, with some sweet, ripe peach and gunmetal notes on the palate.' James Fryer, team leader. 'An excellent wine with great depth, refreshing acidity and a long, clean finish.' Sara Rossi, Trinity Restaurant.

Producer Profile Domaine René Lequin-Colin

The Lequin family comes from a long lineage of Burgundian producers, their presence in Santenay dates back to 1679. The first vintage of Lequin-Colin arrived in 1976, a few years after the marriage of René Lequin and Josette Colin, a descendant of a long lineage of wine makers from Chassagne-Montrachet. Today, their son François looks after the 9 hectares of vines stretching across Santenay, Chassagne-Montrachet, Pommard and Corton. Devoted to authenticity and quality, the Lequin-Colin vineyard has been ploughed since 1997 and organically farmed since 2009. Their meticulous methods in the vineyards and winery yield perfumed and full bodied wines that can be enjoyed young expressing fresh fruit aromas, or cellar aged for more powerful matured flavours.