Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Bourgogne Chardonnay 2016
The talented Pierre Yves Colin began his own domaine in 2005 after making wine for his father at Domaine Marc Colin for many years. First, he started as a micro-négociant, focusing on tiny quantities of the finest wines that he could 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. Earning a star reputation among the younger generation in Burgundy, his choice to use larger demi-muid barrels and eschew the use of battonnage made waves in the appellation. These techniques (or lack there of) make each one of his bottlings a clear expression of its terroir and a study in mineral-driven Chardonnay. Tasting Colin-Morey wines is truly a special experience. We are allocated precious bottles of each wine in each vintage. Look for a pretty, floral, minerally bouquet with crisp lemon and white peach flavors in this exceptional Bourgogne Blanc, outperforming its appellation-status by leaps and bounds.