Reviews 90-92 points Wine Advocate "There's only one barrel of the 2016 Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru Les Chenevottes, but it's one of the highlights of the range this year, unfurling in the glass with complex aromas of lemon and lime zest, pastry cream, iodine and smoky reduction. On the palate, it's medium-bodied, deep and complete, with a beautifully satiny texture and superb balance. It's not a powerful Chenevottes, but it's supremely elegant. (WK)"
About Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey
As the son of St. Aubin’s most famous producer, Marc Colin, Pierre-Yves Colin learned about winemaking and viticulture from one of the best. In 2003, Marc divided his holdings among his four children, leaving Pierre-Yves with nearly six hectares of vineyards, mostly in St. Aubin and Chassagne-Montrachet, including many premier cru parcels and five grand crus. That same year, Pierre-Yves and his wife, Caroline Morey, started Maison Pierre Yves Colin-Morey with his inherited holdings, as well as some purchased fruit cultivated through their deep relationships as a négociant.
Based out of their new winery in Chassagne, Pierre-Yves and Caroline now share elite status alongside Burgundian legends like Leflaive, Roulot and Coche-Dury. With an encyclopedic knowledge of terroirs, Pierre-Yves employs sustainable viticultural practices and embraces long, traditional vinifications, and a signature reductive élevage. In the cellar, Pierre-Yves uses high-pressure extraction methods, eschews punch-downs, and ages the wines in 350-L demi-muids. Their St. Aubins age for about 12 months, while the Chassagnes and other cuvees age for up to 18 months before unfined, unfiltered bottlings.