2020 Pierre Yves Colin-Morey Meursault ‘Charmes’ Premier Cru
This is one of the best, cult-wine producers out of Burgundy. Increasingly delicious and hard to get. This is a showstopper premier cru from Meursault. Something to add value to your cellar or knock the socks off of a wine lover you gift this too or drink this with. Drinking Window: Now-2030
Sustainable farming practices, hand-harvested, native yeast fermentation, unfined/unfiltered.
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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, 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.
A vineyard’s location is extremely important here. The location will determine their quality level within the Burgundy appellation hierarchy. The highest-quality vineyards will generally have a south or east 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. Pinot Noir is grown throughout the entire region and accounts for a third of the total vineyard area. Although a wide range of winemaking techniques are used varying by producer, a classic “Burgundian” Pinot Noir has red fruit flavors in youth that evolve into earth, game, and mushroom as the wine matures. These wines, as well as Chardonnay, can age for many years if stored properly. Other grape varieties include the red grape Gamay, famous to the Beaujolais region, and the white grape Aligoté.
There are many smaller appellations within Burgundy, just like Bordeaux and other regions in France. These appellations include Chablis, the Côte d’Or, the Côte Chalonnaise, and Mâconnais. Each of these areas house many respected and highly-regarded villages and vineyards.