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Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey – Magic in Burgundy

Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey may seem a mouthful for non-Burgophiles, so let’s first disentangle the name.  Pierre-Yves is the son of Marc Colin (a pioneering St. Aubin vigneron whose domaine set a standard for that village beginning in the 70s).  His wife Caroline is the daughter of Jean-Marc Morey (a highly esteemed vigneron in Chassagne-Montrachet), hence Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey, or PYCM as the cool kids say.  Jancis Robinson on her website relates how Pierre got his start: “After the 2005 vintage, his father carefully carved the Domaine Marc Colin vineyards into four equal parts and had Pierre-Yves, his two brothers and one sister pick them out of a hat, Pierre-Yves’ six hectares (15 acres) providing the foundation for him to go off on his own.”  With that inheritance from his father’s heirloom parcels, along with purchased fruit from top Côte de Beaune growers and, Pierre says, a loan from the bank, PYCM was born.  He has since acquired parcels in Meursault and Chassagne-Montrachet.
 
With his first vintage he caught the world’s attention with wines of energy and verve.  Even his basic Bourgogne Blanc put everyone on notice.  Again Jancis Robinson, “It’s not often that a winemaker’s genius can be detected in a bottle of basic Bourgogne. It would be like finding one of the world’s greatest speeches written on the back of an envelope.  And yet, when I tasted the Bourgogne Blanc from Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey…it was like discovering the vinous equivalent of the Gettysburg Address”.  In PYCM bottlings there is a profound tension between the fruit and minerality, no single element is out of balance, presenting the kind of white Burgundy we always hope for, yet rarely find.
 
On the surface, his practices are not revolutionary; he presses his grapes very slowly, doesn’t stir the lees and bottles the wines unfined and unfiltered.  Yet there is an undeniably fantastical quality to the sublime balance found in the wines. There is no clear recipe that one could follow to achieve what Pierre-Yves has achieved.  The magic is in the small, everyday decisions that a vigneron makes based on a combination of instinct and experience.  With PYCM, it all comes together to become more than the sum of the winemaking parts.  If you happen to have an affinity for the finer things in life, like wine, made in the some of the most hallowed soils of Burgundy, by vignerons born to the vocation, then you owe yourself a few bottles of PYCM.  The 2018s have been released and we have a very limited allotment, as great Burgundy is often a controlled substance.
 
 
Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Meursault 2018
Retail Price: $ 129.99
Sale Price: $ 114.97
 
Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Baudines 2018
Retail Price: $ 156.99
Sale Price: $ 136.97
 
Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot 2018
Retail Price: $ 169.99
Sale Price: $ 147.97
 
Back Vintages in Limited Stock:
 
Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru 'Morgeot 2017
Retail Price: $ 149.97
Sale Price: $ 124.97
 
Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru 'Les Baudines' 2017   Call us  
Retail Price: $ 145.99
Sale Price: $ 124.97
 
Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru 'Morgeot-Les Fairendes' 2012  Call us
Price: $ 99,97

* We also have a few single bottles of other vintages. Please inquire.
 

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