Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey - Rosé de Pinot Noir 2019
Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey - Rosé de Pinot Noir 2019 (90 TSW)
Yes. A Burgundy rosé wine under the Christmas tree.
Pierre-Yves Colin was the winemaker for his father's Domaine Marc Colin until 2005. He began his own domaine, first as a micro-négociant operation, focusing on tiny quantities of the finest wines that he can buy. Now he has grown his domaine with the help of family holdings to 70% plots that he owns and 30% grapes he purchases. His holdings are mostly in Chassagne-Montrachet (where the domaine is located) but he also produces multiple bottlings of Meursault, St. Aubin, and Puligny-Montrachet.
Pierre-Yves has rapidly become a star in Cote de Beaune and is now considered one of the pre-eminent young producers of White Burgundy.
His choice to use larger demi-muid barrels and the use of battonnage, makes each one of his bottlings a clear expression of its terroir and a study in mineral-driven Chardonnay.
About the rosé wine:
100% Pinot Noir from Hautes Cotes de Beaune in the higher altitude village of Cormot-le-grand near Saint-Aubin with 55-year-old vines.
Clay and limestone soil with southwest exposure. Aged in large 2-3 year old barrels with a total Production of 600 cases.
My tasting notes:
In the glass a pale pink color with orange reflections.
On the medium(+) nose delicate aromas of red berries, raspberries and cherries with hints of spices and citrus.
On the palate dry, medium-bodied with medium(+) acidity and elegant freshness. Flavours of grapefruit, lemon, cherries, almond and spices. Light creamy and drinks a bit like a white Burgundy. A nice long finish with red fruits and nuts. Don't drink it too cool.