Making a mark in Cote de Beaune right now we find Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey. With a talent for exceptional winemaking, Colin-Morey is notable for producing stunning, intuitive Bourgogne Blanc, which rely heavily on terroir and site-specific expressions of the Chardonnay varietal.
Pierre Yves honed his winemaking skills working for his father, Marc Colin, and after inheriting 6 hectares of vineyards in St. Aubin, he quickly set about launching his own domain in 2006.
Almost immediately his wines were a tour de force. Having also worked as a négociant he’s been able to augment the grapes he grows (70% of his grapes are those that he grows) with high quality grapes acquired from leading premier and grand crus vineyards such as Chevalier Montrachet. He opts for larger demi-muld for aging to limit the influence of the oak. The results are spectacular, natural wines rich with minerality and character.
Each vintage is eagerly anticipated and each of the White Burgundy wines from Colin-Morey has achieved a following:
Bâtard Montrachet Grand Cru — perhaps the most refined and robust, the Grand Cru offers bright fruit, excellent structure, and a lasting finish
Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet — elegant and sophisticated, this White Burgundy pairs well with French poularde, lobster and sea scallops
Le Champs Gain — from a higher slope with a stonier soil, this premier cru is notable for its minerality and precision
Chevalier Montrachet — a big wine with a certain focus and vibrancy, expect it to open with a bit of age
Corton Charlemagne — a site-specific wine from the hill of Corton, carrying aromas of apple, pear and toasted almonds
Meurseault Genevrieres — expect just a touch of spice to accompany floral aromas and minerality in this neatly structured wine
Rully Les Cailloux — Of the 2012, Robert Parker writes that it “has crisp pear on the refined bouquet… pure class at this level.”
We recommend exploring as many as you can over time.