Chassagne Montrachet Chardonnay
Philippe Colin established his domaine in 2004; he had previously worked alongside his father and brother at the family domaine, Michel Colin-Deleger. (His brother, Bruno, founded his own domaine around the same time.) Domaine Philippe Colin’s holdings stretch approximately 30 acres with vineyards mainly in the Chassagne-Montrachet area but also in Santenay, Puligny- Montrachet and Saint-Aubin. He covers 24 appellations in total through his selections, which are classified as Bourgogne, Village, Premier Cru and Grand Cru. Philippe upholds the philosophy of respecting the vineyards, intervening as little as possible to allow the purest expression of terroir to shine through, as each plot is markedly different. Philippe Colin recently purchased Topiary Estate in Franschhoek, South Africa.
100% chardonnay. Village blend of 15 plots spread over the appellation from Santenay to Puligny Montrachet village borders. Limestone and calcareous clay soils. Vines range in age from 35-40 years old. Aged in barrel (25% new) for 11 months, with periodic lees stirring and then racked to tank where it was blended and rested for an additional few months before a light filtration, final blending and bottling.
Pretty bouquet with scents of orange zest and citrus lemon, the oak nicely integrated. The palate is well defined with a light, saline entry, plenty of lime flavors and a simple but crisp finish.