CHASSAGNE MONTRACHET

2019 1er Cru Chenevottes Domaine Joseph Colin

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Grapes Chardonnay
Colour White
Origin France, Burgundy
District Côte d'Or
Sub-district Côte de Beaune
Village Chassagne Montrachet
Classification 1er Cru
ABV 13.5%
Vineyard Chenevottes

(from Chenevottes proper and bottled by hand). Ripe aromas include those of both white and yellow orchard fruit, petrol and discreet floral wisps. There is very good volume to the notably less mineral-driven but more powerful and enveloping flavors that possess fine richness that carries over to the almost salty and quite firm finale. Drinking range: 2027 - Rating: 91 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com (Jun 2021)

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One 500 litre barrel made. Attractive pale green and lemon. Very graceful bouquet with some really detailed elegant white fruit. Lingers nicely on the palate and the fruit comes in little waves. Stylish plus! Tasted: October 2020 **** Rating: 91-94 Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy  (Oct 2020)

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 after that Joseph was an important member of the team there. After making a token 1800 or so bottles on his own account in 2016, he started 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 2020 he again used no S02 until just before bottling, but he's clear that if there's some botrytis, for example, he will add it earlier. Generally nothing is either fined or filtered. He is very aware of biodynamics, but says that the tides are more important than just the phase of the moon, and that he places less importance on whether it's a fruit or flower day - for him the important thing is not to manipulate a wine when it's tasting good - you must do it when it's not showing well.

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

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