2019 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Chassagne Montrachet Les Chenevottes Premier Cru
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.
Discreet wood influence sets off the layered aromas of various white-fleshed fruit that is nuanced by hints of citrus peel and quinine. The suave, round and agreeably textured medium weight flavors that possess a more refined mouthfeel if not the same power on the sappy, dry and youthfully austere finale. This balanced effort should drink well young and with mid-term cellaring. Drink 2027+.
Allen Meadows - Burghound
Wafting from the glass with scents of orange oil, clear honey and pear, complemented by a subtle top note of petrol, Pierre-Yves Colin's 2019 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chenevottes is medium to full-bodied, satiny and layered, with a gourmand core of fruit that's framed by tangy acids and chalky extract. It's a nicely balanced rendition of this early-ripening site.
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 2021)
From three plots, picked early on 7th and 8th September. Some banana notes on the bouquet, very striking acidity behind, is there quite enough fruit in between? Yes, fleshy and sunny in style, especially where it comes back at the finish. Quite long.
Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy