2020 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Saint Aubin
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.
Lieu-dit Le Banc, formerly bottled as such, makes up some 80% of Colin's 2020 Saint-Aubin Village. Exhibiting aromas of pear, orange oil, white flowers and freshly baked bread, it's medium to full-bodied, layered and lively, with chalky dry extract and bright girdling acids.
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 2022)
Full lemon and light lime. Not so much nose but a classic pure St-Aubin white fruit in the mouth, a light grapefruit touch at the finish, fresh, with energy and persistence. Actually, very long indeed for this level.
Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy
Aromas of ripe apricots and citrus peel. The texture is pleasantly waxy, with perhaps less acidity than some sites, but enough mineral and smoke notes to be recognisably Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey. This wine is produced from 50-year-old vines in the south-facing but high altitude site of Le Blanc in St-Aubin. The grapes were picked starting on the 20th of August and were fermented in large, mostly neutral casks. Drinking Window 2025 - 2040.
Charles Curtis MW - Decanter