Domaine Bruno Colin
Chassagne-Montrachet “La Maltroie”
1er Cru White barrel
Tasted: Jun 10, 2020
Note: from Ez Crets
Producer note: Bruno Colin, who is now farming a slightly larger amount of vines thanks to his father Michel splitting the remaining amount of his holdings between Bruno and his brother Philippe (see below), commented that in 2018 “we harvested very ripe fruit without maturity levels going over the top. We picked from the 1st to the 7th of September and brought in very good yields that ranged from 50 to 55 hl/ha in white and 40 to 45 hl/ha in red. Interestingly, the potential alcohols were lower in white than red as they came in between 12.5 to 13.3% versus 13.0 to 13.6 in pinot. As to the wines, I can describe both colors in essentially the same fashion as they should both drink well early plus, remarkably enough despite the very warm growing conditions, there is excellent terroir transparency. I would call it a fine vintage for restaurants given how supple and inviting the wines are already.” I would remind readers that there is no Demoiselles for the next several years as the vineyard has been replanted. (Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant, www.kermitlynch.com, CA and William Gladstone Imports, www.williamgladstoneimports.com, NY, both USA; Goedhuis & Co., www.goedhuis.com, Domaine Direct, www.domainedirect.co.uk, Gunson Fine Wines, www.gfwl.co.uk, Nickolls and Perks, www.nickollsandperks.co.uk, all UK).
Tasting note: A ripe yet still nicely fresh nose combines notes of both white and yellow orchard fruit along with floral and rosemary oil hints. Once again, the middle weight flavors possess a lovely texture before culminating in a sappy and persistent finish that possesses a bit more depth. This is delicious and forward though it should be capable of repaying a few years of keeping.
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