More From Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey
Since we last wrote about this up and coming producer a few things have happened: we have sold out nearly of the 2010 Chassagne ‘Acegnières’, Santenay ‘Ceps Centenaires’ & Puligny ‘Folatières’ we bought in January 2013, and, Wall Street Journal wine writer Lettie Teague decided to write a feature about him. As a result, the wines are now nearly impossible to get, and re-ordering is out of the question.
Because we loved him before he became famous, we were offered a spate of Saint-Aubins and we think these are really worth talking about.
First of all, let’s have a discussion about Saint-Aubin. This is a village that sits directly behind and to the west of Chassagne and Puligny-Montrachet. To proclaim that it is the same due to its proximity is overstating the situation, but to ignore it’s great value would be dismissive. The Colin family, from whom Pierre-Yves is descended, owns quite a nice chunk of Saint-Aubin. And Pierre-Yves’ lawful inheritance included several hectares of 1er Cru in this relatively ignored village. Saint-Aubin makes up 60% of his total production. The rows that Pierre Yves owns are optimally situated upon hillsides, and the resulting wines are stunning. And each of these 2011 Saint-Aubins clocks in under $50.
2011 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Saint-Aubin ‘Les Combes 1er Cru’ $45.99
25ha vineyard south of Chassagne, mineral driven with good richness.
2011 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Saint Aubin ‘Champlots 1er Cru’ $46.99
Attractive, sunny-with-depth kind of thing, one that shows well young.
2011 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Saint Aubin ‘La Chatenière 1er Cru’ $49.99
The most opulent of these offerings. Chatenière is a reference to chestnut trees.
2011 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Saint-Aubin ‘En Remilly’ $45.99
This may be the most well-known vineyard in all of Saint-Aubin and considered, critically, to be the best. It is the closest to Le Montrachet and in possession of steep, stony soils. This is one to lay down for a few years.