2019 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Saint Aubin La Chateniere 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.
A cuvée I admire more and more as I follow bottles from my own cellar, Pierre-Yves Colin's 2019 Saint-Aubin 1er Cru La Chatenière opens in the glass with notions of citrus oil, white peach, Anjou pear, warm bread and blanched almonds. Medium to full-bodied, bright and lively, it's tightly wound and penetrating, with a tangy, saline finish.
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 2021)
From three plots, of, which the two older ones escaped the frost. Picked on the 11th September. Pale yellow in colour. The nose has a little depth of fruit and has clearly ripened at its own pace. There is an attractive sunshine feel to this Chatenière, nice touch of acidity behind, plenty of charm, no more than middleweight, but nuanced. A few fresh apple notes too.
Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy