"Very Good"- Wine Spectator
"Very Good"- Burghound
Take a walk on the wild side of Burgundy with this old-vine red showing “a hint of the sauvage,” according to Burghound. “The round and relatively generous medium-bodied flavors possess good punch on the clean and again mildly rustic finish where a hint of bitter cherry appears. This could easily be enjoyed young though I would advise giving it at least a year of bottle age first.”
“An oaky style, yet also generous, with cherry, currant and iron flavors. Supple, balanced and should come together soon. Drink now through 2023,” writes the Wine Spectator.
From the northernmost appellation in the Côte de Beaune and from the Colin family’s old vines dotting the famed AOC. As is traditional in Burgundy, Bruno Colin and his brother Philippe each inherited half of the Colin family’s prestigious property in the Côte de Beaune when their father retired in 2003. Bruno and Stéphanie currently farm eight hectares of vines spread over thirty distinct parcels in five communes. In the outstanding vintage of 2014, their old-vine Santenay is equal parts earth and heaven, with rich fruit bound round a tannic, savory core. Free Shipping on 6+ btls
Four reasons we love it:
Though still young as a vintage, 2014 is shaping up to be a highly successful year for the Cote de Beaune. The Wine Advocate says 2014 is “Outstanding” for Beaune reds, and the Wine Spectator rates the vintage 93 points.
Farming at Domaine Bruno Colin is done according to Lutte Raisonnée, France’s age-old equivalent of sustainable agriculture.
From vines aged at least 23 years planted in Santenay’s famed clay and limestone-rich soil.
Fermentation is 100% natural at Domaine Bruno Colin and wines are made in much the same way as his father did and his father before that.
A nose of earl grey, light strawberry, and field spice. It shows nice balance with mellow acidity and a palate of raspberry, juicy cranberry and fresh earth leading into a medium finish with seabed minerality.
Michel Colin was the third generation in his family to grow grapes in Burgundy within the prestigious Côte de Beaune. When he retired in 2003, he handed the property over to his sons, Philippe and Bruno, who split the holdings between them to bottle under separate labels. With the help of his wife, Stéphanie, Bruno farms eight hectares of land, in thirty different parcels scattered over five communes, with sometimes as little as just a few rows per parcel. To farm under these circumstances is quintessentially Burgundian, where the old Napoleonic codes of inheritance (evolved from Roman law) divide property equally among offspring. Parcels farmed by any one family continue to get smaller and smaller as they are distributed among relatives.