Producer Profile: Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey
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Producer Profile: Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey

Considered as one of the young rising stars of Burgundy, Pierre-Yves Colin began working in the wine industry in 1994 at his family estate, Domaine Marc-Colin. Seeking greater opportunity for an expression of individual style, Colin and his wife Caroline Morey, daughter of celebrated Burgundy producer Jean-Marc Morey, started their own négociant business, Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey, in 2001. Then in 2006, Colin, taking his 6 hectare (14.8 acres) share of the family plots, turned his full-time attention to his own label. Today Colin-Morey produces stunning wines that are a clear expression of terroir from a mix of his own and sourced (approximately 30%) grapes.

Pierre-Yves Colin & Caroline Morey

© Pierre-Yves Colin & Caroline Morey

Despite limited production, the Colin-Morey wines have rapidly earned a reputation as a study in mineral Chardonnay, in large part thanks to Colin’s unique style. With a deep abiding respect for the soils and the terroirs of Burgundy, Colin begins his work in the vines with lutte raisonne, or the limited use of chemicals in farming, and a host of sustainable vineyard practices. In the cellars, which are not heated as not to promote malolactic fermentation, Colin uses natural yeasts to begin the fermentation process. The wines are then aged on the lees without battonage, or stirring, in larger demi-muid barrels for an extended period of time, allowing the wines to develop subtle oak flavors. Finally the finished wines are bottled with wide corks, untreated by peroxide, and sealed with wax, thus limiting the risk of premature oxidation.

The Wines of Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey

  • Saint-Aubin 1er cru “Les Creots” 2012
  • Meursault Village “Les Narvaux” 2012
  • Chassagne-Montrachet 1er cru “Baudines” 2011
  • Chassagne-Montrachet 1er cru “Baudines” 2012
Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Saint-Aubin 1er cru Les Creots 2012With steeliness comparable to Puligny-Montrachet, St. Aubin produces white wines of destinction. The 2012 is defined by notes of flowers, citrus and wet stone. Silky in texture it is perfectly balanced on the finish.

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Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Meursault Village Les Narvaux 2012The rocky hillside delivers grapes that produce a clean palate and strong minerality. The floral nose is complimented by hints of crisp alpine freshness. Finishing with a good length that will continue to develop, this wine is blessed with tangy acidity.

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Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Chassagne-Montrachet 1er cru Baudines 201189-92 Points, Allen Meadows, Burghound. The rich, unique bouquet delivers a light touch of minerality highlighted with soft florals and zesty citrus. The sophisticated palate is mineral and medium-bodied with clearly defined aromatics. Energetic and lively the finish is strict but will become less austere with time.

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Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Chassagne-Montrachet 1er cru Baudines 201290-92 Points, Allen Meadows, Burghound. Made from grapes grown vines older than 45 years, this wine is full of punch and balance. A classic expression of the vineyard, the nose is both herbal and floral. Concentrated on the palate, the wine has excellent length with notes of citrus rind and a refined finish with dryness from the salinity.

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