2019 Joseph Colin Chassagne-Montrachet Vieilles Vignes Rouge
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.
Aromas of sweet red berries, orange rind, plums and rose petals introduce the 2019 Chassagne-Montrachet Vieilles Vignes Rouge, a medium-bodied, pretty and charming wine with melting tannins and a perfumed finish. Drink 2020 - 2035.
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 2021)
From Les Pierres and Poiriers du Clos, more than 50 years old vines. Not too deep in colour, a good weight of destemmed fruit here, vinified with a light hand, with no sulphur addition until the racking. Pretty and stylish, not weighty. Good length, an attractive wine to drink young.
Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy