2020 Joseph Colin Saint-Aubin Les Champlots 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.
Top of the vineyard. Second plot, was red, left fallow 6 years. There is a little more flesh to this without losing the basic Joseph Colin style which is more austere than most. Perhaps because of the youth of the vines the finish is not quite as long, but the wine has been beautifully put together. Very attractive to drink reasonably soon.
Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy