- Domaine Marc Colin
- 2022 - 2030
- Case size
- En Primeur
Goedhuis, December 2021
Named after Damien’s grandmother Margot who was the source of his and Caroline’s prized Le Montrachet vineyard. A wine which balances generous fruit and appealing flavours of kumquat and apricot. It has a fine structure and grip with an almost earthy rusticity, true to the appellation. A fine village cuvée.
Neal Martin, December 2021,
The 2020 Chassagne-Montrachet Village "Margot" comes from four parcels. The well-defined nose offers dried lemon peel and orange blossom plus a touch of chalk dust. The palate is medium-bodied with lovely white peach and nectarine notes on the entry, a fine bead of acidity and a harmonious, pretty finish. Delicious. Drink 2024 - 2038
Jasper Morris MW, January 2022,
From four plots, includes some younger vines, very vivacious from its lemon and lime colour onwards, a little positive reduction on the nose. Phenolic maturity arrived here at around 12.5% and it is clear that Damien hit the picking date exactly right, to make this gorgeous wine.
Domaine Marc Colin
One of our favourite Burgundy estates, Domaine Marc Colin produces year-in and year-out, some of the most balanced, expressive wines in the Côte de Beaune. Their strict principles of using only natural yeast, having a slow, cool fermentation and little ‘débourbage' (draining the juice fromits sediment) contributes to their pure, fresh flavours and impeccable balance. The domaine is now run by brothers Pierre-Yves, Damien and Joseph who took over from their semi-retired father several years back. The "changing of the guard" has had little effect on the wines. The only notable difference is less stirring of the lees in order to retain the wines' mineral undertones. And as aresult, they are as delicious and sincere as ever.
The white wines of Chassagne Montrachet can be difficult to distinguish from Puligny. At their most typical they are slightly fleshier and more hedonistic, but are often just as mineral and refined making the two almost inseparable. When distinguishable, they offer notes of honeysuckle, lime blossom and honey. Many have become quite approachable when young. It is larger than Puligny with vineyards totalling over 330 hectares. Though it shares both the grand cru vineyards of Le Montrachet and Bâtard Montrachet, it has sole ownership of the miniscule Criots Bâtard Montrachet. Similar to Puligny, Chassagne also grows Pinot Noir, which can be austere when young. A small amount of red Chassagne is also made.