First, there was Marc Colin. Passionate, talented and enterprising, he was blessed with a family Domaine with some of Burgundy’s finest vineyards, clustered in Puligny, Chassagne and St. Aubin. Even though he produced wine from some of Burgundy’s most remarkable vineyards - Montrachet and Bâtard-Montrachet, for example - his reputation was built upon the remarkable range of St. Aubin vineyards he exploited, and the tireless work he did in advocating what was once a very overlooked appellation.
Then came Pierre-Yves, Marc’s oldest son. Pierre-Yves inherited a small range of vineyards as the oldest son and struck out on his own, with his wife Caroline Morey to form Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey or PYCM, a dynamic and engaging Domaine/négociant operation. The wide range of St. Aubins and other white Burgundies from own-held vineyards and from those where the two purchased grapes soon became an international phenomenon and garnered a cult following.
Now, it’s Joseph’s turn.
Pierre-Yves’ younger brother and one-time co-worker at his father’s and brother’s Domaines, has now struck out on his own with a large inheritance of his father’s Domaine’s vines. Where Pierre-Yves is working with many négociant plots and few Domaine holdings, Joseph has only Domaine holdings and is making the most of them.
Intensity and concentration married to elegance and lightness of touch is the signature here. The aromatic complexity and power of the Colin family style can be felt here too in Joseph’s wines. Moreover, there is the added auspiciousness of coming to the market for his inaugural vintage in 2017, which is shaping up to be a modern legend in the hierarchy of white Burgundy vintages.
It is a true pleasure to launch these new wines into the market here, and I am sure they will garner as passionate a cult following as those of his brother, Pierre-Yves. They are already as allocated!
2017 Domaine Joseph Colin
2017 Bourgogne Blanc 'La Combe'
2017 St. Aubin 'Compendium'
2017 St. Aubin 1er 'En Remilly'
2017 Chassagne Montrachet
2017 Chassagne Montrachet Rouge
2017 Chassagne Montrachet 1er 'Les Caillerets'
2017 Puligny Montrachet 'Le Trezin'
2017 Batard Montrachet Grand Cru