2020 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Bourgogne Haut-Cotes de Beaune Blanc Au Bout du Monde
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.
From a parcel planted in 2015 at a density of 12,000 vines per hectare, Colin's 2020 Bourgogne Hautes-Côtes de Beaune Au Bout du Monde mingles notions of pear and white flowers and hints of freshly baked bread and nutmeg. Medium to full-bodied, lively and enveloping, with a pretty core of fruit and a saline finish, it's promising.
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 2022)
From the Bout du Monde. Not quite clear. The bouquet is muted too, not quite as angular as such wines can be, grapefruit to the finish, not too much reduction, attractively long, with less flesh than the main Côte.
Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy
Pierre-Yves Colin purchased three parcels in the Hautes Côtes in 2014 with Benoît Riffault and Emilie Sauzet, which he collectively refers to as ‘Au Bout du Monde’. The grapes get the same treatment: a light crush, virtually no settling and then into cask for a year and a further six months in tank. In 2020 the result was predictably sunny but there were citrus notes as well and enough freshness to bring the wine into balance. Drinking Window 2021 - 2031.
Charles Curtis MW - Decanter