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Colin Morey Aligote 2020
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Tasting Notes
"350-litre barrels but not new. Bottled two days before this tasting (mid November). 'People are getting more interested in Aligot', says Colin-Morey. 'Since 2017 we keep the grapes', from his own 55-year-old vines in Cormot in the Hautes-Ctes. Slightly pink skins. Unfiltered. No stirring on this or any of his whites. Herbal steely nose, a touch of pear. Tight, piercing freshness with a lovely herbal direction. Long and tight. Steely finish."

The Wine
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Item ID: #47860
Location at store:96a
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork
Alcohol by vol: 12%

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Tasting Notes
"350-litre barrels but not new. Bottled two days before this tasting (mid November). 'People are getting more interested in Aligot', says Colin-Morey. 'Since 2017 we keep the grapes', from his own 55-year-old vines in Cormot in the Hautes-Ctes. Slightly pink skins. Unfiltered. No stirring on this or any of his whites. Herbal steely nose, a touch of pear. Tight, piercing freshness with a lovely herbal direction. Long and tight. Steely finish."

The Wine
From vines located in the Hautes Cotes de Beaune and also in Chassagne Montrachet. Racked before the 2019 harvest and bottled after 15 months on lees. Strikingly pure and very expressive even in its youth. Very fresh though with good depth and texture this wine carries a refreshing 12 alc.

The Estate
Pierre-Yves Colin is the eldest son of the famed Marc Colin. After working as the winemaker at his fathers domaine from 1994 to 2005, he established his own domaine from family vineyards he inherited from his family. Since that time, he has rapidly become a star in the Cote de Beaune and is now considered one of Burgundys top producers. His choice to use larger demi-muid barrels and eschew the use of battonnage, makes each one of his bottlings a clear expression of its terroir and a study in mineral-driven Chardonnay. As scary as it may seem, with each new vintage his wines seem to get better and better. This is not only one of the top domaines in Chassagne, this is one of the great winemakers and domaines in the world.

Farming Practice:Sustainable

Pierre Yves Colin-Morey

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Pierre Yves Colin-MoreyPierre Yves Colin was the winemaker for his father's Domaine Marc Colin until 2005. He began his own domaine, first as a micro-négociant operation, focusing on tiny quantities of the finest wines that he can buy. Now he has grown his domaine with the help of family holdings to 70% plots that he owns and 30% grapes he purchases. His holdings are mostly in Chassagne-Montrachet (where the domaine is located) but he also produces multiple bottlings of Meursault, St. Aubin, and Puligny-Montrachet.

Pierre-Yves has rapidly become a star in Cote de Beaune and is now considered one of the pre-eminent young producers of White Burgundy. His choice to use larger demi-muid barrels and eschew the use of battonnage, makes each one of his bottlings a clear expression of its terroir and a study in mineral-driven Chardonnay. Tasting in the Colin-Morey cellar (or anywhere you are lucky enough to have a bottle), is truly a special experience. With each vintage Pierre-Yves continues to prove his enormous talent and we look forward to drinking his years for many years to come!

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