The Family Lequin have been “Vignerons” in Santenay since 1679. René LEQUIN and his wife Josette Colin have managed the Domain since 1976. In 1996, François joined his father in order to manage the 9 hectares of vineyards. In 2009, the Domain started organic management and since 2010, biodynamic management. Our philosophy for winemaking is to utilize contemporary methods while retaining respect for tradition. The grapes are hand picked and brought to the winery. There they are pressed in a pneumatically to avoid the extractions of hard or green tannins. The juice is then put straight into oak barrels. We use between 25-30% new oak to maintain varietal character. The grapes ferment in open top vats for 10-12 days. They are punched down and pumped over daily to extract the maximum color, tannins and aromas. After the pressing, the wines are matured in oak barrels for 14-18 months.