This 'village' Chassagne Montrachet is made from 3 old vine parcels all surrounding the Grand Cru vineyard of Criots Batard Montrachet
. These Lieut dits with 70+ year old vines are named : Les Meix Goudard, Blanchot Dessous and En Journoblot, and have clay-limestone soils. Winemaker Joseph Colin uses indigenous yeasts and ages the wine in barrel (25% new). Joseph is one of the hottest young producers in Burgundy. The son of Marc Colin, and younger brother of Pierre-Yves Colin, Joseph, at the age of 19, Joseph began working full-time at Domaine Marc Colin in 1993. For the next ten years he worked alongside his father and older brother until Pierre-Yves left Marc Colin in 2003 to create his own domaine. In 2004 Joseph and his younger siblings, Damian and Caroline, took over Marc Colin. Then Joseph started his own domaine in 2017 with approximately 6 hectares of vines from the original Domaine Marc Colin.
Wine AdvocateThe 2017 Chassagne-Montrachet Village is very good indeed, offering up aromas of crisp peach, Anjou pear, toasted nuts, spices and honeycomb. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, layered and nicely concentrated, with mouthwatering acids and a long, well-defined finish.