- White Still, Dry
- Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey
- France, Saint-Aubin AOC
- 1882 UAH, 3033 UAH
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).
2023-04-11 - 8.80
Wine #3 on Mixed Bag Vol. 6.
At this point, I am not sure how to review this wine. Among the best white Burgundy wines, I tasted in my life. Despite overly young age, it already shows friendliness combined with complexity and structure. A truly multilayered wine. A generous bouquet of lime, pear, chalk, buttered croissant and orange oil. Almost full-bodied on the palate yet elegant, fresh and persistent with a long mineral finish.
It feels wasteful to put it on a blind tasting, but boy, how happy I am that so many people enjoyed it!
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.