Domaine Marc Colin St Aubin 1er Cru le Charmois 2013

0,75 l, a Chardonnay Dry White Table wine from Saint Aubin, Cote de Beaune, Burgundy, France, alcohol content: 13,5%

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Alkoholgrad: 13,5% vol.
Allergene: Sulfite, Spuren von Eiweiß
Abfüller/Erzeuger: Domaine Marc Colin et Fils, 9 Rue de la Chatenière, 21190 Saint-Aubin, Frankreich

2013 Marc Colin St Aubin 1er Cru le Charmois
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A Chardonnay Dry White Table wine from
France, St Aubin, Cote de Beaune, Burgundy, France
Source #216
Dec 2014
Neal Martin
Drink: 2016 - 2030

The 2013 Saint Aubin 1er Cru Le Charmois has one of the finest bouquets from Marc Colin with compelling mineral-driven, flinty/citric fruit that are beautifully focused. The palate is crisp and taut with bracing acidity. There is very fine weight here with glimpses of almond and brioche toward the long and persistent finish that never gives up on that razor-sharp acidity. One of the best from the domaine this year. 

I drove cautiously to the village of Gamay for my first appointment of the day chez Marc Colin. The Côte de Beaune is prone to thick fogs at this time of the year, and I could barely see the road between Meursault and Puligny, though the fog magically lifted as I approached the small village where one of my favorite Burgundy growers is located. Damien Colin was on hand to guide me through their comprehensive portfolio of 2013s from Village Crus although way up to their crown jewel of Montrachet, brother Joseph just popping his head around the door to say hello. “It was quite a difficult growing season,” Damien told me. “Humidity was a problem. The harvest was quite late. We began on 30 September, which compared to 19 September in 2012 and 11 September in 2014. Flowering passed well, but it was long because of the humidity and that necessitated lots of work in summer. It was important to deleaf to aerate the vines. The harvest was ‘fragile,' the vines in Chassagne picked later than in Saint Aubin since they are more susceptible to rot. Bâtard and [Chassagne] Vide-Bouse were in fact harvested four days earlier than other vineyards as they had already reached full maturity and there was the pressure of rot. Alcoholic fermentation for the whites are now all done in foudres. We found that different barrels completed the malolactic fermenation at different speeds but most were done by February. Also, the élevage for the two Grand Crus are specially made by François Frères to accommodate the exact size of the crop. There have been changes in the winery: longer élevage, zero bâtonnage nowadays, less new oak than in previous years. I find that there is more acidity and more energy in the wines. You can drink them young because they are flattering, but the acidity means that will age.”
There is a knockout range of wines in 2013 from this address. There is just an honesty, a deceptive simplicity to them because on the surface they are so delicious, yet underneath are some articulate expressions of terroir, stunning mineralité and hidden complexity that tends to become clearer with aeration. I have heaped praise upon Domaine Marc Colin in previous years. This is no different. Domaine Marc Colin is one of the best growers in the Côte de Beaune, perhaps to Saint Aubin what Jean-Marc Roulot is to Meursault. And you can quote me on that.

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