René Lequin-Colin, Burgundy


Francois Lequin-Colin

A Small Family Run Wine Estate

René Lequin was born into a winemaking family dated back to 1679. Married to Josette Colin who was also born to a family of winemakers in Chassagne-Montrachet, they created the Domaine René Lequin-Colin with a goal to have a small and simple family-run estate. They were later joined by their son François. They now grow vines in Santenay, Pommard, Chassagne-Montrachet and Saint Georges, in about 9 hectares and produce some Corton Charlemagne, Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru, Grand Cru and red Corton Grand Cru they are proud of.

Their wines are exclusively made with noble grapes, Pinot Noir reds and Chardonnay whites, with pruning methods that control yields and keep the best of the varietals. All the wines are able to retain the nutrients from the soil they had plowed and hand-harvested. In 2010, Lequin-Colin started farming biodynamically, utilizing contemporary methods while respecting the tradition that has been passed down through generations. The vinification processes are carefully handled with slow fermentation to produce fresh and fruity full-bodied wines that can be drunk young or aged in your cellar for more mature flavors.