BOURGOGNE BLANC

2017 La Combe Domaine Joseph Colin

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Grapes Chardonnay
Colour White
Origin France, Burgundy
District Côte d'Or
Sub-district Côte de Beaune
Village Bourgogne Blanc
ABV 13%

From a parcel in Puligny, right by the entrance to the village (and very close to Vincent Dureuil's). Like all Joseph's wines this sees no S02 until the final racking before bottling, and it has tightened it a little, but it will soon relax again. Excellent weight and freshness, lovely balance. Drinking range: 2020 - 2024 L&S (Jul 2018)

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Joseph Colin's 2017 Bourgogne Blanc La Combe, a lieu-dit that will be familiar to followers of the Marc Colin wines, reveals aromas of sweet green orchard fruit and citrus, followed by a medium to full-bodied, ample and textural palate that's attractively vibrant and phenolic. It's a persuasive introduction to the domaine. Drinking range: 2018 - 2024 Rating: 88-88 William Kelley, The Wine Advocate(Jan 2019)

A bit muted and heigh-ho on the nose. Sweet, clean, not especially concentrated fruit with a slightly bitter finish. Drinking range: 2020 - 2021 Rating: 15.5 Jancis Robinson MW OBE - www.JancisRobinson.com(Jan 2019)

Domaine Joseph Colin

Joseph Colin is one of the four children of Marc Colin (the others being Pierre-Yves, Damien and Caroline), who had a large domaine with vines in Saint Aubin, Santenay, Chassagne and Puligny. Pierre-Yves left the family domaine in 2005 and since then Joseph was an important member of the team there. Now he has decided to leave, making a token 1800 or so bottles in 2016, before starting in earnest with 2017, with seven hectares of vines, from which he makes an astonishing nineteen different cuvées.

Most of the vines he has in Saint Aubin are young, but by limiting bunches to six or seven per vine, he manages to control the yields. With plenty of time to learn his craft at Domaine Marc Colin, he has developed into a confident winemaker. He experimented with sulphur levels in the wines at the family domaine, so coming to his current view that the wines should be left the longest time possible without added S02, perhaps adding some at racking, but if he feels there's still enough C02 after racking, he will not even add any at that stage, so as to develop 'wine at its purest', but he is keen to say also that he has no standard recipe - he will adapt to each wine. In 2017 he used no S02 until just before bottling, but if there's some botrytis, for example, he will add it earlier.

Joseph is a very bright new prospect for lovers of precise, pure white Burgundies with fresh acidity for crystalline definition.

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