90 Points Vinous
Tight nose offers scents of pineapple, menthol and stone. Sharply chiseled and savory, displaying very good saline intensity to the pineapple and citrus flavors. Finishes rocky and persistent, with very good mineral cut. --Vinous
Chassagne-Montrachet, Burgundy, France
Alongside his wife, Stéphanie, third-generation winemaker Bruno Colin farms 30 distinct parcels divided between five communes. In some cases, Colin’s holdings are just a few rows of grapevines. As is traditional in Burgundy, children inherit their parents’ vines. More than one child means the holdings are divided, and so on through the generations, until there is scarcely enough to bottle the wines commercially.
Colin’s ownership in the Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru vineyard of La Maltroie is just one half of one measly hectare, making most so-called micro-produced Napa wines seem positively massive-produced. “A reticent but wonderfully complex nose is comprised by distinctly cool acacia blossom, white peach, pear and green apple hints. There is lovely sense of underlying tension to the elegantly textured and notably mineral-driven medium-bodied flavors,” writes Burghound. Drink now with simple foods that allow this truly boutique white Burgundy to hold center stage at the table.
· Farming at Domaine Bruno Colin is done according to Lutte Raisonnée, France’s age-old equivalent of sustainable agriculture.
· From vines aged an average of 42 years on La Truffière’s famed clay and limestone terroir, this is Bruno Colin’s only holding within Puligny.
· Fermentation is 100% natural at Domaine Bruno Colin and wines are made in much the same way as Colin’s father did and his father before that.
· On the subject of Chassagne-Montrachet from the low-yielding vintage of 2011 Vinous writes: “The best wines show brisk, intense elements of citrus and orchard fruits, white pepper and tactile saline minerality. They convey their terroir clearly and will please fans of classic white Burgundies.”
You'll taste hints of peach, green apple, and pear in this elegant wine. It is quite refreshing and will please your palate.
As a fourth generation Burgundy grape grower, Bruno Colin is a name we adore for his expertise and quality winegrowing abilities. A product of Napoleonic codes, the Bruno Colin label began when Bruno’s father retired and split the domaine between his two sons, a typical story of Burgundian inheritance and the equal division of property among offspring. Today, Bruno farms 20 acres across 30 separate parcels and 5 communes including crafting twelve 1er Cru Cuvees!
Uncork this alongside any salad with fresh veggies or with chicken with a buttery sauce.