2019 Joseph Colin Chassagne-Montrachet Vide Bourse Premier Cru
Joseph Colin initially trained at Domaine Marc Colin, working alongside his brother, Pierre-Yves, to make the family wines. In 2016, Joseph decided to create his own Domaine, and, subsequently, inherited just over six hectares of vineyards from his family holdings, representing about nineteen different appellations, to start his exciting new venture. Keeping yields low, Joseph picks on the early side to retain an unmistakable purity and freshness in his wines. He likes the tension and vibrancy in his whites, and feels it is a signature of his output. Purity is a word that Joseph particularly associates with his wines, since he doesn't like heavy handed or reductive and oaky wines, but rather he allows the different terroirs to shine through truly in the glass. The wines display a tense and vibrant profile, championing minerality and finesse yet there is a comforting richness in the mid-palate.
Notes of pear, white flowers, wheat toast, honeycomb and apricot introduce Colin's 2019 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Vide Bourse, a medium to full-bodied, satiny and layered wine that's simultaneously gourmand and chiseled, reflecting the combination of ripeness and acidity that defines the vintage at its best. Drink 2021 - 2038.
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 2021)
Picked on the first day of the harvest, along with Vide Bourse, yet the last to be racked, having been slow to finish fermentation. Pale primrose, clearly more backward, still some fermentation aromas, good weight of course, excellent acidity, still so backward. I like the level of intensity though. Very long finish. Wait and see, but very promising.
Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy