2020 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.
The 2020 Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Les Champlots offers up aromas of pear, crisp stone fruits, orange oil and wet chalk, followed by a medium to full-bodied, layered and elegant palate with a fleshy core of fruit, bright acids and a long, mineral finish.
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Jan 2022)
Full lemon colour; the bouquet is just beginning to yield some summer flowers and ripe yellow fruit. Apples take over further back, medium plus length.
Jasper Morris - Inside Burgundy