SAINT AUBIN

2019 1er Cru Clos du Meix Domaine Joseph Colin

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Grapes Chardonnay
Colour White
Origin France, Burgundy
District C么te d'Or
Sub-district C么te de Beaune
Village Saint Aubin
Classification 1er Cru
ABV 13.5%
Vineyard Clos du Meix

A cooler and more restrained nose features overtly floral aromas that flash additional notes of citrus and green apple. Once again there is a lovely sleekness to the tension-filled middle weight flavors that conclude in a lemon-tinged and attractively persistent finish. Lovely. Drinking range: 2025 - Rating: 90 Allen Meadows, www.Burghound.com (Jun 2021)

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Lemon green with a sprightly nose, lots of energy. All the tension you could want, white fruit, electric, some will want more flesh, but I think there is enough here. Certainly the aftertaste fills out nicely. The last to be picked of the 1ers crus, but still only 13.2%. Tasted: October 2020 **** Rating: 90-92 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 cuv茅es.

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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