2020 Pierre Yves Colin-Morey Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru
In the realm of White Burgundy, Corton-Charlemagne is the cream of the crop. This world-class wine by PYCM pours a beautiful golden hue in the glass. Its profound aromatics and show-stopping palate promise to wow collectors, novices, and connoisseurs alike! If you’re a true Burgundy-lover you better snatch up the only bottle allocation we received of PYCM Corton-Charlemagne.
Sustainable farming practices, native yeast fermentation, extended lees aging and long-term bottle aging.
- Tasting Notes green apple, pear, honeycomb, lemon zest, brioche, hazelnut, flint
- Variety Chardonnay
- Region France, Burgundy
- Volume 750ml
- Alcohol Volume 13.5%
- Table Talk The Corton-Charlemagne appellation sits atop the highest part of the famed Hill of Corton. Over 52 hectares of vines occupy the appellation, which was officially gained its status in 1937.
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The latest allocation from famous wife & husband duo of Caroline Morey & Pierre-Yves Colin is finally here! Pierre-Yves Colin, and his wife Caroline Morey come from two Burgundian STAR families. Caroline is the daughter of legendary Chassagne-Montrachet producer, Jean-Marc Morey and Pierre is the eldest son of the famed Saint Aubin producer, Marc Colin. After working as the winemaker at his father’s domaine from 1994 to 2005, Pierre established his own domaine from vineyards he inherited from his family. Since then he has rapidly become a star in the Cote de Beaune and is now considered one of Burgundy’s top producers. 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. As scary as it may seem, with each new vintage his wines seem to get better and better. This is not only one of the top domaines in Chassagne-Montrachet, this is one of the greatest winemakers and domaines in the world.
All of PYCM’s cuvees are available in limited quantities, so grab them while you can! They won’t last long.
As the most popular white grape for growing and consuming, Chardonnay can be made in a wide range of styles. These styles can vary from a sparkling Blanc de Blanc, or fresh fermented in stainless steel, to rich and creamy white wine aged in oak barrels. Notable regions for this grape include Chablis or Burgundy in France, Central Coast, Napa, and Sonoma in CA, and Western Australia. When pairing with food, consider the characteristics of your wine first. No brainer pairing options include seafood, salads, and white meat. Chardonnay, with its vast versatility, is everyone’s best friend.
Burgundy is a historical region in east-central France that covers a wide area with ranging climates. The large number of producers and appellations within Burgundy can make the region seem complicated to the eye. At its essence though, Burgundy can be quite simple. This is the home for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, and these wines are second-to-none around the world. Burgundy winemakers were the pioneers for premium Chardonnay production and continue to provide a benchmark of excellence in viticulture and winemaking for all of their varieties.
Vineyard location is extremely important in Burgundy. The location will determine their quality level within the Burgundy appellation hierarchy. The highest-quality vineyards will generally have a south or southeast facing exposure providing the most access to sunlight and offering protection from westerly winds. These wines may be listed as premier cru or grand cru on the bottle label. Soils in Burgundy can vary depending on the area, but you’ll find many of them are rich in limestone and clay. Burgundian wines can age for many years if stored properly and will often hit their peak drinking age 5-10 years after production. Chablis, the Côte d’Or, Côte Chalonnaise, Mâconnais and Beaujolais are all appellations within Burgundy that have different rules and produce different styles of wines. Perhaps even more well-known are the sub-appellations within. The small villages of Corton, Montrachet, Meursault, and so on have reputations for producing the best white wine in the world.