Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey

 

Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey: Burgundy (Chassagne-Montrachet)

Established as one of the young rising stars of Burgundy, Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey in 2005 left his family Domaine, Marc Colin, where he gained a solid reputation for his outstanding white wines. Pierre-Yves took control of a share of the family vineyards (Domaine Marc Colin) from 2006 vintage. His first vintages have been made from vineyards and growers that he works closely with buying the wine as must and aging the wines in barrels which he has supplied. If the resulting wines meet his standards the barrels of wine purchased are then matured in his own cold cellar below his house in Chassagne Montrachet. These wines are produced with natural yeasts, no lees stirring and no filtration that are built to age classically up to 10 years or more.

Colin’s deep cold cave enables him to bottle late without filtration. Colin does no battonage and makes it clear that he doesn’t mind releasing wines that are “strict at the beginning”.
The temperature of the cellar descends to about 7 Celsius in winter, and that has almost the same effect on the wines as an acidification
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Steve Tanzer

“The quality Colin is achieving is starting to put him in an elite group and I suspect he will continue to improve. If so, Colin may soon rival for the best micro negociant in Burgundy specializing in whites.”
Burghound.com July 2009

Saint Aubin’s due December – All other wines June/ July

WHITE WINES

 2013 Saint Aubin ‘Le Banc’  - SOLD OUT

Village wine from an east facing vineyard planted in 1995 located at the end of the valley above the village of St Aubin.

2013 Saint Aubin 1er cru ‘Les Combes’ - SOLD OUT
From a north facing vineyard planted in 1993 that borders Chassagne Montrachet 1er cru.

2013 Saint Aubin 1er cru ‘Les Champlots’  SOLD OUT
From a south-west facing vineyard planted in 1994 located just above La Chateniere. This site catches a little more wind.

2013 Saint Aubin 1er cru ‘La Chateniere’ SOLD OUT
From a sheltered south facing vineyard planted in 1970 this is often the richest of the St Aubin wines of this domaine.

2013 Saint Aubin 1er cru ‘En Remilly’ SOLD OUT
From vines planted in 1975 in this superbly sited south facing vineyard not far from Chevalier Montrachet.

2013 Chassagne Montrachet ‘Les Ancegnieres’ 
These are the oldest vines of the domaine having been planted in 1930. Superbly located beside Batard-Montrachet. S/O

2013 Chassagne Montrachet 1er cru ‘Morgeot’
The Morgeot terroir owes its name to a hamlet which abuts Chassagne-Montrachet to the south. Half of the vines in “Les Fairendes” were planted in 1964 and the remainder in 1974. This parcel has deeper soil where rocks break the surface. Up-slope, the stony red soil is shallow but gets deeper lower down the slope where the soil is white, heavy, compacted and clayey.

2013 Chassagne Montrachet 1er cru ‘Les Baudines’
From 50 year old vines located quite high on the slope towards the southern end of Chassagne.

2013 Chassagne Montrachet 1er cru ‘Chenevottes’
From vines planted in 1960 located close to the northern border of Chassagne, not far from Le Montrachet. S/O

2013 Meursault ‘Les Vireuils’ 
From 35 year old vines located quite high on the slope on the Puligny side of Meursault. S/O

2013 Meursault 1er cru ‘Les Charmes’
From 80 year old vines located very close to Perrieres. This is always rounder and more approachable young than the next two. S/O

2013 Meursault 1er cru ‘Genevrieres’
Produced from 35 year old vines. Always fine and restrained in its youth this wine benefits from careful cellaring. S/O

2013 Meursault 1er cru ‘Perrieres’  
“The Meursault Perrieres may be a negoce wine but it is also a benchmark for the appellation.” Bill Nanson The Finest wines of Burgundy

2013 Corton Charlemagne Grand cru
Just 2 barrels, one from the Pernand side and one from the Aloxe side this Grand cru. Consistently one of the best wines here. S/O

2013 Batard Montrachet  Grand cru
Produced from 70 year old vines. This is a wine of remarkable intensity that masks the underlying structure. Immensely impressive.

2013 Chevalier Montrachet  Grand cru
Produced from 60 year old vines this shows fabulous freshness and structure holding the impressively intense fruit in check. S/O

2010 Chassagne Montrachet 1er cru ‘Morgeot’ 1er Cru

The Morgeot terroir owes its name to a hamlet which abuts Chassagne-Montrachet to the south. Half of the vines in “Les Fairendes” were planted in 1964 and the remainder in 1974. This parcel has deeper soil where rocks break the surface. Up-slope, the stony red soil is shallow but gets deeper lower down the slope where the soil is white, heavy, compacted and clayey.

2009 Chassagne Montrachet 1er cru ‘Les Baudines’  1er Cru
From an excellent if little-known site high up against the Santenay La Comme.
“(from 45 year old vines). An intensely citrus-suffused nose combines with soft mineral reduction notes that introduce rich but beautifully well-detailed flavors that possess a textured and stony mouth feel. The linear and citrusy finish is both highly persistent and absolutely bone dry with just a hint of austerity.” 
Burghound.com June 2012 Issue 47

RED WINES

2013 Santenay vieilles vignes ‘ceps centenaires’

These are the oldest vines owned by Pierre-Yves having been planted in 1900. This vineyard is on the eastern extremity of Santenay, abutting Chassagne 1er Cru Morgeot. Picked by a team of 40 pickers who cut each berry from each stem leaving the pip inside each berry for the fermentation. A stunning success giving a wine of fabulous aromatics and depth. Only 3 barrels produced of which we bought one. Not to be missed.

2010 Santenay vieilles vignes ‘ceps centenaires’

These are the oldest vines owned by Pierre-Yves having been planted in 1900. This vineyard is on the eastern extremity of Santenay, abutting Chassagne 1er Cru Morgeot. The soils are a combination of marl and calcaire giving a wine of finesse and depth which while showing well young also have the ability to age well too.

BACK VINTAGES

2009 St. Aubin “Les Combes”
A discreet hint of SO2 that should be absorbed shortly blends into floral aromas that blend seamlessly into detailed, fresh and pure medium-bodied flavors that exhibit excellent precision, indeed to the point that this could almost pass for a 2008 in style.” Burghound.com July, 2011

2009 Chassagne-Montrachet “Les Ancégnières” (from 80+ year old vines).
Reduction. There is fine density and an abundance of dry extract that buffers well the otherwise firm acid spine and shapes the rich middle weight flavors and punchy finish. This is a relatively powerful villages and should reward 4 to 6 years of cellar time. ” Burghound.com July, 2011

2009 Chassagne-Montrachet “Chenevottes”
Here too mild SO2 does not materially diminish the appeal of the otherwise pretty white peach, green fruit, resin and subtle citrus aromas. There is excellent precision to the clean and dry flavors that culminate in a tension-filled and punchy finish. This is really quite good.”Burghound.com July, 2011

2009 Chassagne-Montrachet “Baudines” (from 45 year old vines).
A ripe yet airy and cool nose offers up notes of wet stone, white flowers and pear that precede nicely rich flavors that also reflect an abundance of fine minerality on the balanced, intense and lemony finish. This is perhaps a bit riper than is typical for Baudines but it retains a good sense of harmony and energy.” Burghound.com July, 2011

2009 Puligny-Montrachet “Le Trézin”
A classic if notably ripe Puligny nose of citrus, acacia blossom and white orchard fruit aromas gives way to elegant, pure and seductively textured middle weight flavors that possess fine length and really lovely balance. Despite how forward this is, I very much like the sense of harmony here.” Burghound.com July, 2011

2008 Saint Aubin 1er cru ‘Les Combes’      
From a north facing vineyard very close to Chassagne Montrachet. “An expressive, cool and airy nose features mild SO2, lemon and stone hints that complement the racy, intense and delineated middle weight flavors that possess good cut and punch on the delicious and notably dry finish. Good quality here. 88/2012+”

2008 Saint Aubin 1er cru ‘La Chateniere’   
From a south facing vineyard located not far from the Grand cru Le Montrachet. “A more intensely floral nose also reveals hints of white peach and pear with a background touch of sulfur. The seductive, pure and mouth coating flavors possess ample amounts of dry extract that buffers the firm acid spine on the punchy but balanced and notably dry finish. 89/2013+”

2008 Puligny Montrachet ‘Le Trezin’
The altitude of this vineyard definitely is in evidence as the very cool green fruit and lemon zest nose is very much in keeping with the restrained character of the beautifully defined yet round and generous middle weight flavors that possess good drive and verve on the lingering finish. A very solid villages. (88-91)/2013+”

2008 Chassagne Montrachet 1er cru ‘La Maltroie’
A similar but slightly riper nose slides gracefully into the somewhat finer and even more detailed flavors that possess plenty of dry extract that bestows a seductive character to the mid-palate, all wrapped in a lemony, linear and energetic finish. This is balanced and harmonious and worth a look. (90-92)/2014+”

2008 Chassagne Montrachet 1er cru ‘Morgeot’

2008 Chassagne Montrachet 1er cru ‘Les Baudines’ (from 45 year old vines).
An airy, cool and distinctly lemon-lime suffused nose also offers up notes of stone and saline that complements to perfection the intensely mineral-driven middle weight flavors that possess excellent precision on the explosive and palate staining finish. Baudines is, in my view, one of the under rated terroirs of Chassagne and this example only adds to that impression. (90-93)/2014+”

2008 Chassagne Montrachet 1er cru ‘Chenevottes’
Here too the sulfur is quite strong and renders the nose more difficult to read though it appears to offer an array of citrus nuances as well as being the first wine to display any overt wood influence. The medium weight plus flavors are rich, full and intense with good balance and excellent length. This should age well over the short to medium-term. (89-92)/2013+