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Wine Review: Philippe Colin, Premier Cru, Chassagne-Montrachet, France “Les Chenevottes” 2012
Philippe Colin is a terroir-ist. He produces up to 25 wines a year, mostly drawn from 13 hectares (32 acres) of single plots in Chassagne-Montrachet: Burgundy’s central heart of golden, powerful Chardonnay (and some Pinot Noir). He would make more if possible. Colin has shifted from traditional 228 litres to 450 and 500 litres oak barrels, 20 to 25% of which are new, to not overwhelm the fruit with wood. Continue reading
Posted in Chardonnay, EMPTIED BOTTLES Tagged 2012, barrels, Burgundy, butter, chardonnay, Chassagne-Montrachet, citrus, colin, drink, France, Philippe Colin, Premier Cru, terroir, wine, wine review Leave a comment