"Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey's vines are planted at 400 metres in a lieu-dit called 'Au Bout du Monde' and this must have felt like the end of the world 20 years ago. Now it's come into its own and has produced a salty, lip-smacking, lightly oaked white with the racy, crunchy focus you'd expect from an Hautes Ctes Chardonnay.
"Chalky, stony nose. A touch of oak spice on the nose but seriously stony citrus. Impressive intensity and his hallmark precision. Intense length rather than weight. Creamy and taut citrus. Long."
From Cormot, 8 km (5 miles) from Chassagne, a cool site at 400 m (1,300 ft), sloping and west facing (also from St-Aubin and Pernand). Calcareous with a little bit of clay more clay than in St-Romain. 2 ha (5 acres) bought in 2014, and 2018 was the first year they kept all the fruit it took four years to get the vines as they wanted them. In tank since August and will be bottled in December.
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.
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Pierre 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!