Overview of the Wine
Pierre-Yves Colin was the winemaker for his father's Domaine Marc Colin until 2005. He began his own domaine, first as a micro-négociant operation, focusing on tiny quantities of the finest wines that he can buy. Now he has grown his domaine with the help of family holdings to 70% plots that he owns and 30% grapes he purchases. His holdings are mostly in Chassagne-Montrachet (where the domaine is located) but he also produces multiple bottlings of Meursault, St. Aubin, and Puligny-Montrachet. Pierre-Yves has rapidly become a star in Cote de Beaune and is now considered one of the pre-eminent young producers of White Burgundy. His choice to use larger demi-muid barrels and eschew the use of battonnage, makes each one of his bottlings a clear expression of its terroir and a study in mineral-driven Chardonnay. Tasting in the Colin-Morey cellar (or anywhere you are lucky enough to have a bottle), is truly a special experience. With each vintage Pierre-Yves continues to prove his enormous talent and we look forward to drinking his years for many years to come!
Grape / Blend
The Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Saint Aubin 1er Cru Hommage a Marguerite is a sensational wine that's already starting to show its brilliance.
Made in honour of the winemaker's maternal grandmother, Marguerite, it comes from three different premier cru plots within Saint Aubin. As soon as you pop the cork, you notice the intensity of aromas, which span citrus, stone fruit, vanilla and some spiciness. Judicious use of oak gives the wine structure and added complexity without being overwrought and too"big" and buttery.
There is a real elegance to the wine as everything is in great balance, and while it's already coming out of its shell, it will definitely benefit from some cellar time.
92 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2020 Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Hommage à Marguerite opens in the glass with notes of pear, struck match, freshly baked bread, citrus zest and wheat toast. Medium to full-bodied, satiny and chiseled, it's taut and concentrated, concluding with a long, saline finish. The 2020 vintage is another very promising year for Pierre-Yves Colin, who finds the wines a bit more charming and demonstrative than the more serious, structured 2019s—the latter a vintage we revisited in bottle and which appears to possess considerable aging potential. As readers may know, Colin's bigger cuvées are crushed and see four-hour press cycles, whereas smaller cuvées aren't crushed but see even longer press cycles lasting five or more hours. Vinification and maturation in barrel, with a heavy emphasis on larger-format barrels, follows.
Product size: 750ml