2019 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Saint Aubin Les Champlots 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.
Notes of pear, white flowers, wheat toast and smoke introduce the 2019 Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Les Champlots, a medium to full-bodied, satiny and incisive wine that's concentrated, mineral and precise. Saline and penetrating, it should enjoy a bright future.
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 2021)
A little more yellow in the colour, and smokier and sunnier fruit though, showing an additional density here, with brisk energy, while again the acidity has a lemony note. The fruit fills out all the way to the finish.
Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy
Sometimes called En Montceau, eg by his brothers at Marc Colin. Windy site. Just above Chatenières and very limestone. Two out of his six 350-litre barrels had malo blocked. Tank sample.
Satisfying and savoury on the nose with real grip. Real freshness as well as fruit and lots of energy. Silky and drier than some. Very neat and long.
Jancis Robinson MW