Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey

Updated on July 5, 2023

Pierre-Yves Colin is one of Burgundy’s (and the wine world’s) most iconic winemakers. After working as the winemaker at his father’s domaine from 1994 to 2005, Pierre-Yves established his own domaine alongside his wife, Caroline Morey. And while they inherited quite a few vineyards from their families, Pierre-Yves had to prove himself before his father, Marc Colin, allowed him to take over the vineyard in Bâtard-Montrachet. Today, it’s the only Grand Cru owned by Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey.

His fastidious farming (lutte raisonnée1), incredible attention to detail, use of larger demi-muid barrels, and long elevage - all that makes each one of his bottlings a clear expression of its terroir and a study in mineral-driven Chardonnay. Unlike many locals, Pierre-Yves uses 350L barrels (instead of 225L) and also ages his wines for a longer period of 18 months (vs 12 months).


  1. Lutte raisonnée (literally ‘reasoned struggle’) is an approach to viticulture which permits the application of agrochemicals only when absolutely necessary and not as a matter of routine. Practically, that means no chemicals unless there is a high risk of losing harvest or vines altogether.↩︎