2021 Marc Colin Chassagne-Montrachet ‘Cuvée Margot’

Responsibly Farmed
Classic in Style

Marc Colin is one of the G.O.A.Ts and this wine comes from ‘Les Encegnieres’ vineyard. There are two “Les Encégnières/Les Enceignières” parcels- one in Chassagne-Montrachet that lies directly underneath Grand Cru Bâtard, and one in Puligny-Montrachet that lies directly beneath Grand Cru Bienvenue-Bâtard. That is as close as you are going to get for hundreds of dollars less.

  • Tasting Notes lemon, lemon skin, crisp apple, minerality, chalk, chamomile, brioche, hazelnut
  • Variety Chardonnay
  • Region France, Burgundy
  • Volume 750ml
  • Table Talk Margot is Caroline and Damien’s grandmother’s first name – an hommage to her for the blend and the vitality and breed of the wine.


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Founded in 1970 by Marc Colin and his wife Michele, Domaine Marc Colin now spans 15 hectares encompassing 26 appellations in St. Aubin, Chassagne, Puligny, and Santenay. Most of the land was inherited from past generations of Colin and Ponavoy; certain parcels have been in the family for more than 100 years. While the family does own prime territory in Chassagne, home base in St. Aubin features parcels of the very best vineyards, En Remilly and Chatenière, to name a few. These vineyards accrue prestige due to their sloped location; while much of St. Aubin resides on flat ground (rendering less interesting wines) the Colin properties are all situated on finely pitched hillsides. The resulting wines shimmer with savory minerality and luster.

Today Joseph, Caroline, and Damien, the children of Marc and Michele, own and run the domaine. The fourth sibling Pierre-Yves (who made the wine at Marc Colin for 10 years) established his own project in 2005. Sustainable and organic agriculture, older vines, and clay-limestone soils are just some of the components contributing to the quality of the final product. Winemaking style would best be called traditional, though Joseph (who makes the whites) and Damien (who makes the reds) are certainly not shy of innovation. Whites strive for optimum freshness; there is no heavy, ungainly wood here. The red wines are characterized by silky texture, ever-present fruit and a certain roundness with just a kiss of oak. Production consists of 70% white and 30% red with total production maxing out at 120,000 bottles.