2018 Joseph Colin Chassagne MontrachetChardonnay from France
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As I wrote last year, this new estate was formed in 2016, when Joseph Colin left Domaine Marc Colin to start a domaine of his own. Happily, the separation was an amicable one. ...
As I wrote last year, this new estate was formed in 2016, when Joseph Colin left Domaine Marc Colin to start a domaine of his own. Happily, the separation was an amicable one. Joseph Colin has taken a share of the Marc Colin holdings, supplementing them with additional sources of his own. 2017 was the first full-scale vintage here, production amounting to some 40,000 bottles. Colin's approach, he explained to me, is to pick ripe grapes, press whole bunches and barrel down without the addition of sulfites or any settling: sulfur dioxide is added only at bottling. Wines that are more generously sulfured, he acknowledges, are more tensile and tight-knit, but the tension, he argues, comes from the sulfur, not the terroir. And Colin is happy with what he describes as "a certain immediacy" that comes from low-sulfur élevage; most of his 2018 range had, as usual, been bottled when I visited, and I can attest that the wines are nicely defined but already expressive. With the 2018 vintage, Colin has produced another successful, site-specific range of wines, and it is clear he is rapidly establishing himself as a confident new presence in the white Burgundy firmament. I encourage readers to acquaint themselves with his wines. - William Kelley, Wine Advocate
|Taste||apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla|
|Nose||apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi, butter, cream and vanilla|