Chassagne-Montrachet: Domaine Bruno Colin 2018
Bruno Colin’s classic Chassagne-Montrachet is a step up in quality from his Bourgogne Blanc and a great introduction to white Burgundy from one of the great Chardonnay appellations in the Côte de Beaune. Fermented and aged in oak, it’s a terrific treat from a top producer in the approachable rich 2018 vintage..
On the nose, this complex Chardonnay wine is charged with bags of stone fruit, flinty minerality and a hint of new oak. Round and fleshy peach, apricot and mirabelle plum flavours balance zesty acidity and a silky-smooth finish. Already expressive and indulgent enough to enjoy young, the taut, mineral backbone suggests a good future if you can resist that long.
From 1.71ha of vines across 9 plots of clay-limestone , this Chardonnay from Bruno Colin is a great example of the classic mineral notes of Chassagne-Montrachet. Delicious now and will further develop complexity and roundness over the next few years.
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, Côte de Beaune|
|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-harvested before a gentle pressing using pneumatic presses before settling and fermentation on the fine lees in oak barrels (20 to 25% new). Aged in barrel for 12 months before being racked and blended in stainless steel vats for 3 to 6 months. Fining and filtering if necessary before being bottled at the Domaine.|
|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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