2017 was a magnificent vintage for Bruno Colin and his Bourgogne Blanc is a great place to start. Grapes for this wine are grown accross the Cote de Beaune but mainly from the Chassagne Montrachet appellation. Post vinification the juice is aged in oak barrels from 10 months (20% new oak). The resulting wine is very fresh; with expressive white fruits prominent on the nose and the palate offering citrus, stone fruits and a lovely, chalky minerality. This wine is always excellent value for money, but is even more so in a vintage as impressive as 2017.
The Morgeot 1er Cru is Chassagne's wine growing hillside’s largest 1er Cru and covers no less than 21 different "lieu-dits” which are sometimes bottled individually and sometimes grouped together under the Morgeot appellation.
The Chardonnay for Bruno Colin's Chassagne Montrachet 1er Morgeot is grown on vines that date back to 1963 in the Francemont "lieu-dits" on clay-limestone soils. Post vinification the juice is aged for 12 months in oak barrels (25% new oak) and 6 months in concrete vats. This wine is characterised by finesse. In youth it is reserved but with bottles age this wine develops a wonderful richness, underpinned by a fresh, mineral structure. 2017 is a knockout.
The 1er Cru vineyard of Chassagne Montrachet Les Chaumees borders Saint Aubin and lies just above another Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Les Vergers. The Chardonnay from here is grown on clay-limestone soil and once vinified, the juice is aged for 12 months in oak barrels (25% new oak) and then 6 months concrete vats. The resulting wine in the extraordinary 2017 vintage is fruity, floral, rich, yet fresh. A wonderful Chassagne Montrachet Les Chaumees with expressive typicity.
This Chassange Montrachet Rouge Vielles Vignes from Bruno Colin is made from Pinot Noir whose vines date back as far as 1972! Post vinification the juice is aged for 12 months in oak (25% new oak) and 6 months in concrete vats. The resulting wine offers concentrated rich and ripe fruits underpinned by a fresh acidity. This wine will be approachable from a relatively young age, but certainly has excellent aging potential.