Bourgogne Chardonnay: Domaine Bruno Colin 2018
Bruno Colin’s Bourgogne Blanc is a very drinkable introduction to the white wines of Burgundy, the Côte de Beaune in particular. It’s a great value, weighty, white Burgundy from a top producer in the approachable rich 2018 vintage.
From typically Burgundian clay-limestone vineyards in Chassagne-Montrachet and further afield, this Bourgogne Blanc from Bruno Colin is a great example of white Burgundy following Bruno’s classic minerally style. Delicious now and will further develop complexity and roundness over the next few years.
Bruno Colin’s Bourgogne Chardonnay wine has a delicate note of attractive white flowers, peach and citrus underlined by stony minerality and a touch of oak to balance crisp acidity. Serve with: Roast chicken, sole meunière or cauliflower cheese. Dishes with buttery or creamy sauces.
|Style||White Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Burgundy, Bourgogne|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Chardonnay|
|Food & Wine Matching||Cheese, Chicken and Turkey|
|Cellarage||Drink 2 to 5 years after vintage|
|Vinification||Grapes are manually sorted in the vineyard after hand-harvesting before a gentle pressing using pneumatic presses. Settled and fermentated on the fine lees in oak barrels (20 to 25% new). Aged in barrel for 10 months (10-20% new).|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||13|
Domaine Bruno Colin
Third-generation vigneron Bruno Colin grew up on the family domaine Michel Colin-Deleger on the Côte de Beaune. After training in viticulture at the prestigious school of Beaune, he began working with his parents and brother on the family vines in 1993. Ten years later the family split the domaine between cousins, and the eponymous Domaine Bruno Colin was born - with his first vintage in 2004. Now extending to almost nine hectares, Bruno has holdings in Chassagne-Montrachet, Puligny-Montrachet, Saint- Aubin, Santenay and Dezize-les-Maranges in the Côte-Chalonaise. With vines across 22 appellations including eight Premiers Crus Whites in Chassagne-Montrachet, Bruno strives to reflect each differing terroir in his wines. His distinctive style focuses on expressing freshness and minerality and the best examples show a superb balance of tension and texture.
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