Jancis Robinson 16.5
"Four parcels in Meursault, plus 15 from both Puligny and Chassagne and 30 St-Aubin. Picked at different times, St-Aubin later. Very mineral in St-Aubin and good parcels in Chassagne and Meursault close to the village, explains Colin-Morey. No difference in winemaking compared with the grander appellations. Fermented and aged in 350-litre casks without stirring. 10 new oak. Lovely fresh clementine nose and just a touch chalky. Super-fresh and moreish, tight lime freshness. New oak doesnt show. Creamy, textured. A real beauty at this generic appellation level. (JH)"
Pierre-Yves is a fierce opponent of batonnage, constantly stirring the fermenting must. The barrels are not toasted, but lightly burned as protection so that pores can close. Pierre-Yves is an organic wine grower. All wines testify to an unprecedented purity and are a true reflection of category and terroir
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!