2019 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Bourgogne Haut-Cotes de Beaune Blanc Au Bout du Monde
After leaving his family domaine in 2005, Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey has established himself as one of the rising stars of Burgundy. Pierre-Yves has built a strong reputation for crafting exquisite white Burgundy that display energy and vitality. The white wines are whole bunch pressed, fermented with natural yeasts, aged on lees for up to 18 months in mostly in 350 litre barrels with no lees stirring and no filtration. The corks used come from one tiny supplier and are extra long and extra wide (55mm x 25mm) for the village, 1er cru and Grand cru wines and are untreated with no paraffin and the bottles are then sealed with soft wax to ensure no problems with premature oxidation. The resulting wines are built to age classically up to 10 years or more.
Aromas of pear, white flowers and freshly baked bread introduce the 2019 Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Beaune Au Bout du Monde, a medium-bodied, charming and incisive wine, its pretty core of fruit underpinned by tangy acids, concluding with chalky grip.
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 2021)
This wine comes from 6 year old vines, which were the last to be picked, by, which time sugar levels had risen. The 14% alcohol is not in fact all that evident behind the classic PYCM reductive note and the apples and pears on the palate are backed by higher acidity, which is a good thing here.
Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy
From Cormot – ‘the end of the world’ with cliffs and a waterfall – ‘wonderful for walks’. Chardonnay and a little bit of Aligoté. PYCM has had this since 2015. Tank sample.
More lifted than the Bourgogne and tighter. Limestone and still very taut. More lemon than grapefruit. Marked acidity and different from most of the PYCM family.
Jancis Robinson MW