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Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru ‘Morgeot’ 2020

Chardonnay from France, Côte du Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet, Burgundy


$479ea in any 3+
$459ea in any 6+
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This too is quite firmly reduced though there is both fine verve and freshness to the super-sleek, rich and precise medium-bodied flavors that exude a subtle minerality on the wonderfully persistent finale. This lovely effort could use better depth, but the development potential is clearly present for that to occur. ♥ Outstanding

Allen Meadows, Burghound 91-93 Points

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Why is this Wine so Yummy?

I met Pierre-Yves when back in 1999 whilst doing vintage at Domaine Bernard-Moreau. Just another of the down to earth lads from the region.

It was funny that drinking a 2016 Bourgogne from him took me to the textures and energy we sought at Yarra Yering. It goes to show just how far Aussie Chardonnay has come and how difficult it can be to distinguish between the two.

The texture of the PYCM wines is outstanding matching the core of fruit. These are exceptional Chardonnays.

Two irreproachable sources of really fine, precise, ageworthy white burgundy are the world-famous Domaine Jean-François Coche-Dury of Meursault and the up-and-coming négociant Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey of Chassagne-Montrachet. A clear sense of evolution is in the air at both… The list of those seeking allocations of Coche white burgundies is already wildly over-subscribed but it may not be too late to secure some Colin-Morey wines. Pierre-Yves, son of Marc Colin, has very much gone his own way, adding carefully to his own vineyards with a small roster of hand-picked growers from whom he buys. His wines are as intense as he is, and he, another Côte de Beaune producer to have moved his wine showroom out of his kitchen to separate premises, seems utterly dedicated to making the wines better every year. JANCIS ROBINSON MW 

The 2020 Vintage

Pierre-Yves Colin described the 2020 growing season as “one where the hot and exceptionally dry conditions didn’t really allow for much disease pressure. I picked from the 20th of August to the 1st of September and happily the fruit was exceptionally clean. Ripeness levels were very good as everything except the Bâtard came in between 12.5 and 13.5% potential alcohols while the Bâtard came in at 13.7%. Yields were basically very good though variable as they ranged from 35 to 55 hl/ha. The fermentations unfolded with no issues though with the exception of the entry level wines, I am doing a slightly longer élevage than I usually do. As to the wines, they are at a minimum very good and some of them are excellent. I find them to be complete wines that have everything that they need to age gracefully over at least the mid-term, and some may reward even longer keeping.”

Burghound – Allen Meadows

The 2020 vintage is another very promising year for Pierre-Yves Colin, who finds the wines a bit more charming and demonstrative than the more serious, structured 2019s—the latter a vintage we revisited in bottle and which appears to possess considerable aging potential. As readers may know, Colin’s bigger cuvées are crushed and see four-hour press cycles, whereas smaller cuvées aren’t crushed but see even longer press cycles lasting five or more hours. Vinification and maturation in barrel, with a heavy emphasis on larger-format barrels, follows. As I wrote last year, since moving to his new, much colder cellars in Chassagne-Montrachet, he finds his wines retain significantly more free sulfur dioxide for any given addition, and he now feels he added more than was necessary—given these altered conditions—to his 2015s, 2016s and 2017s. So, some subtle adjustments have now been made in this regard, and readers can expect the wines to be a little less buttoned up out of the gates than has been the case in those three vintages. Now Pierre-Yves has so much space, he’s also thinking about further extending the élevage of his lower appellations: in the next two or three years, he’s contemplating fermenting and maturing them in 350-liter barrels for a year, before racking them to tronconic wooden vats for further time on the lees.

William Kelley – The Wine Advocate

About Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey

“The quality Colin is achieving is starting to put him in an elite group and I suspect he will continue to improve. If so, Colin may soon rival for the best micro negociant in Burgundy specializing in whites.”
Burghound, July 2009
Established as one of the young rising stars of Burgundy, Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey in 2005 left his family Domaine, Marc Colin, where he gained a solid reputation for his outstanding white wines. Pierre-Yves took control of a share of the family vineyards (Domaine Marc Colin) from 2006 vintage. His first vintages have been made from vineyards and growers that he works closely with buying the wine as must and aging the wines in barrels which he has supplied. If the resulting wines meet his standards the barrels of wine purchased are then matured in his own cold cellar below his house in Chassagne Montrachet.

These wines are produced with natural yeasts, no lees stirring and no filtration that are built to age classically up to 10 years or more.Domaine Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey is based in the wine appellation of Chassagne-Montrachet in Burgundy. The eldest son of Marc Colin, Pierre-Yves worked at the family domaine from 1994 to 2005. Meanwhile, with his wife Caroline (née Morey) he had established a négociant business in 2001 under the name Colin-Morey. After the 2005 harvest he left the family domaine, taking with him his six-hectare share of the vineyards, which now form part of the Colin-Morey label.

Pierre-Yves’s techniques have evolved since leaving the family domaine, in part in response to the problem of premature oxidation. There is no more battonage and the cellar is no longer heated to encourage the malolactic fermentation.

The wines are kept in barrel longer (the barrels are from François Frères and Chassin, with about one third new wood, including 350-litre casks), the St-Aubins being bottled before the next harvest but the remainder being kept on lees for up to 18 months. The bottles are sealed with wax on top of corks which have not been treated with peroxide.

His own vineyards are mostly to be found in the wine appellation of St-Aubin, including premiers crus Chatèniere, Champlots and Remilly, and Chassagne-Montrachet: village Ancegnières and premiers crus Chenevottes and Caillerets.

However, the full range of wines from purchased grapes covers wines from Puligny-Montrachet, Meursault and the grand crus as well, including very fine Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet and weightier Bâtard-Montrachet. More recently he has starting making wine from Pernand-Vergelesses, sitting adjacent to Aloxe-Corton. The Grand Cru’s of Corton and Corton-Charlemagne cross the border of the two with parcels in both appellations.

Ref: Jasper Morris MW,  Inside Burgundy – The Book

Where in the World is Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey?

Based in Chassagne-Montrachet, Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey has vineyard throughout the Côtes du Beaune. Fruit comes from Pernand-Vergelesses right next to the Grand Cru Corton, Corton, Saint-Aubin, and, the trilogy of Chassagne-Montrachet, Puligny-Montrachet and Meursault.

Find out more about each of these villages in the Wine Bites Magazine.

Pernand-Vergelesses is tucked into the junction of two valleys among the hills of the Côte de Beaune.

The nearby Hill of Corton stands guard over it and two other villages, Aloxe-Corton and Ladoix-Serrigny, harboring prestigious Grands Crus: Corton in red and Corton-Charlemangne in white.

Click to view detailed map of Pernard-Vergelesses

Heading further south you’ll find the four villages Puligny-Montrachet, Meursault, Saint-Aubin, and, Chassagne-Montrachet clustered together.

Click to view detailed map Saint-Aubin
Click to view detailed map Chassagne-Montrachet
Click to view detailed map Puligny-Montrachet


Click to view detailed map of Meursault
91-93 Points

This too is quite firmly reduced though there is both fine verve and freshness to the super-sleek, rich and precise medium-bodied flavors that exude a subtle minerality on the wonderfully persistent finale. This lovely effort could use better depth, but the development potential is clearly present for that to occur. ♥ Outstanding

Allen Meadows, Burghound

Where in the world does the magic happen?

Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey, Chassagne-Montrachet, France

Côte du Beaune