2020 Joseph Colin Puligny-Montrachet La Garenne Premier Cru
Joseph Colin initially trained at Domaine Marc Colin, working alongside his brother, Pierre-Yves, to make the family wines. In 2016, Joseph decided to create his own Domaine, and, subsequently, inherited just over six hectares of vineyards from his family holdings, representing about nineteen different appellations, to start his exciting new venture. Keeping yields low, Joseph picks on the early side to retain an unmistakable purity and freshness in his wines. He likes the tension and vibrancy in his whites, and feels it is a signature of his output. Purity is a word that Joseph particularly associates with his wines, since he doesn't like heavy handed or reductive and oaky wines, but rather he allows the different terroirs to shine through truly in the glass. The wines display a tense and vibrant profile, championing minerality and finesse yet there is a comforting richness in the mid-palate.
The vines are getting older which is bringing more precision as well as concentration. Three plots, one very old, the middle aged one improving. This is a very good example of the vineyard, with flesh on the bones whereas the flavours can be a little shallower this high on the hillside.
Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy