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Domaine Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey is based in the wine appellation of Chassagne-Montrachet in Burgundy. The eldest son of Marc Colin, Pierre-Yves worked at the family domaine from 1994 to 2005. Meanwhile, with his wife Caroline (née Morey) he had established a négociant business in 2001 under the name Colin-Morey. After the 2005 harvest he left the family domaine, taking with him his six-hectare share of the vineyards, which now form part of the Colin-Morey label.

This does not differentiate between wines from its own vineyards and those from purchased grapes. Pierre-Yves’s techniques have evolved since leaving the family domaine, in part in response to the problem of premature oxidation. There is no more battonage and the cellar is no longer heated to encourage the malolactic fermentation.

The wines are kept in barrel longer (the barrels are from François Frères and Chassin, with about one-third new wood, including 350-litre casks), the St-Aubins being bottled before the next harvest but the remainder being kept on lees for up to 18 months. The bottles are sealed with wax on top of corks which have not been treated with peroxide.

His own vineyards are mostly to be found in the wine appellation of St-Aubin, including premiers crus Chatèniere, Champlots and Remilly, and Chassagne-Montrachet: village Ancegnières and premiers crus Chenevottes and Caillerets.

However the full range of wines from purchased grapes covers wines from Puligny-Montrachet, Meursault and the grand crus as well, including very fine Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet and weightier Bâtard-Montrachet.

Pierre-Yves Colin Morey

2015 Batard-Montrachet Grand Cru

Bright lemon-yellow. Very reticent nose hints at ripe yellow peach, lemon oil and hawthorn. Great concentration and thickness without weight; more voluminous than any of Colin's premier crus, conveying a broad, silky texture to its ripe stone fruit flavors.

19 out of 20 - Jancis Robinson

94 Points Vinous Media

Deep greenish gold. Big and beefy and it tastes as though it’s in a boxer’s satin dressing gown! Very different from the rest in its careless sassiness. Very ripe. Very long and with amazing polish and confidence. He has never seen such perfect grapes. Extremely long.

Technical Information
Vintage: 2015Region: BurgundyPre Fermentation: Long press averaging 4 - 4.5hrsFermentation: Barrel fermented using the indigenous yeastsVineyard: 80-year-old vines with no stressOak: 350 litre French Oak Barrel - 50% newAppellation: Cote de BeauneAlcohol: 13.5%

2015 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru 'Les Chenevottes'

The Chassagne-Montrachet Les Chenevottes expresses lanolin, pear and toast flavors on a refined frame

92-95 Points Wine Spectator

Pierre-Yves remarked that this wine was particularly slow to ferment, but it is already showing its considerable potential. The nose offers aromas of lemon confit, white flowers and struck match. On the palate, a glossy, textural attack is underpinned by a core of bright acidity and extract which persists through the subtly mineral finish.

Technical Information
Vintage: 2015Region: BurgundyPre Fermentation: Long press averaging 4 - 4.5hrsFermentation: Barrel fermented using the indigenous yeastsVineyard: The Premier Cru vineyard of Les Chenevottes sits slightly higher up the slope compared to the unparalleled white Grand Cru Montrachet. These two vineyards have much in common sharing similar soil composition, exposure to the sun, orientation and flavour.Oak: 350 litre French Oak Barrel - 30% newAppellation: Cote de BeauneAlcohol: 13.5%

2015 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru

Lemon-apple, and stone-flavored Corton-Charlemagne, with its endless finish, from a parcel on the Pernand-Vergelesses side balanced with a parcel on the Aloxe-Corton side

94 Points Vinous Media

Bright, light yellow. Very reticent but pure scents of lemon zest, menthol and wet stone convey outstanding calcaire energy. Tactile and energetic, displaying an exhilarating balance of sweet and saline elements. The impression of sucrosité gives the middle palate a creamy richness but the intense nectarine fruit comes across as extremely primary and fresh. Finishes with outstanding palate-dusting minerality and rising length. Not at all austere owing to its tactility, but this wine should nonetheless age slowly and gracefully.

Technical Information
Vintage: 2015Region: BurgundyPre Fermentation: Long press averaging 4 - 4.5hrsFermentation: Barrel fermented using the indigenous yeastsVineyard: 100% from the parcel on the Aloxe-Corton side, the Pernand side was lost to frostOak: 350 litre French Oak Barrel - 30% newAppellation: Cote de BeauneAlcohol: 14%

2015 Meursault 1er Cru 'Charmes'

Bright lemon-yellow color. Pungent aromas of lemon and lime are complicated by a subtle leesy quality. A distinct step up in energy from the Narvaux, with its penetrating lemon and lime flavors complemented by saline minerality and a minty nuance. No shortage of acidity here. Finishes with excellent echoing length. Colin says these vines are situated "in the middle of Lafon's Charmes du Haut

93-96 points Wine Spectator

 

The 2015 Meursault 1er Cru Charmes has a pleasing richness and generosity on the nose: citrus fruit, a touch of dried pineapple and later with aeration, attractive almost resinous/candlewax aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp acidity, a little grainy and certainly quite saline in style. There is a cheeky dab of lemon sherbet on the finish to complete what is a very fine Meursault Charme

 

Technical Information
Vintage: 2015Region: BurgundyPre Fermentation: Long press averaging 4 - 4.5hrsFermentation: Barrel fermented using the indigenous yeastsVineyard: Vines are situatedOak: 350 litre French Oak Barrel - 30% newAppellation: Cote de BeauneAlcohol: 13.5%

2015 Meursault Village 'Narvaux'

An interesting nose consists of lemon-lime, petrol and spiced apple aromas. Once again there is a really lovely texture to the caressing and sappy medium weight flavors that exhibit a subtle minerality on the mildly austere and relatively dry finish. This is a very fine Meursault villages and worth a look.

91 points Decanter

 

Notes of ripe pear, hazelnut and oatmeal are the prelude to an attractive Meursault Narvaux showing good concentration, freshness and minerality.

Technical Information
Vintage: 2015Region: BurgundyPre Fermentation: Long press averaging 4 - 4.5hrsFermentation: Barrel fermented using the indigenous yeastsVineyard: Meursault Narvaux is a Lieu-dit single vineyard, classed as the Deuxièmes crus (Second Growths - between the 'standard' village sites and the premiers crus) and is known to all insiders as capable of truly excellent wines. The Narvaux vineyards are high oOak: 350 litre French Oak Barrel - 20% newAppellation: Cote de BeauneAlcohol: 13%

2015 Saint-Aubin 1er Cru 'Champlots'

92 points Wine Spectator


Round and opulent, boasting peach, apple and spice flavors underscored by a beam of lemon. Harmonious, ending on a pleasing sapid note.

Technical Information
Vintage: 2015Region: BurgundyPre Fermentation: Grapes are pressed in whole bunches in a pneumatic press over aFermentation: Barrel fermented using the indigenous yeastsVineyard: Very steep hillside vineyard with a southwestern exposure on the Puligny side of the Saint Aubin appelation. The vines are about 20 years old.Oak: 350 litre French Oak Barrel - 30% newAppellation: Saint AubinAlcohol: 12.2%