2019 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Saint Aubin Le Banc
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.
The 2019 Saint-Aubin Le Banc is very promising, delivering aromas of pear, orange oil, white flowers and wheat toast. Medium-bodied, bright and incisive, it's racy and precise, with fine depth at the core. Racked to tank not long before my visit for bottling early in the new year, I suspect it will fill out a little as it finishes its élevage. This is one of the easier-to-find wines in the range, and it represents a fine introduction to the house style—and the racy wines of Saint-Aubin.
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 2021)
A small yield of 30 hl/ha after frost, picked 13th September at 14%, but I did not see any trace of the alcohol when tasting this wine. Pale lime reflections in the colour. This wine begins beautifully with a fresh, chiselled nose, perfectly balanced with considerable energy. Alongside the admirable tension this wine is so full of fruit too, dancing across the palate. Highly Recommended.
Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy
Lieu-dit in which he owns three parcels. A terroir he’s known for 25 years and one that now produces fully ripe wines. 13.5% potential alcohol in 2019! There is lots of Pinot here. Near the Roux establishment. Faces directly south on quite a slope but fairly late ripening. Tank sample.
That combination of spice and tension again (after the Hautes-Côtes). Broad and appealing with a bit of pear fruit and lots of energy. This seems as though it may be broachable reasonably early.
Jancis Robinson MW