PYCM Bourgogne Hautes Cotes de Beaune Au Bout du Monde 2019
100% Chardonnay. Pierre-Yves Colin needs very little introduction. In the past decade, he's gone from rising star to full-fledged sensation in Burgundy and his wines have achieved "must-buy" status among sommeliers, collectors, and Burgundy drinkers alike. Pierre-Yves started working at his father’s winery (Domaine Marc Colin) in 1994, where he was the winemaker until the 2005 vintage. While at his father’s domaine, he started a negociant operation in 2001 with his wife, Caroline Morey, the daughter of another prominent Burgundian, Jean-Marc Morey. This became the foundation for his proprietary domaine Pierre Yves Colin-Morey in 2006. What’s the “magic trick” behind Colin-Morey? There is the great terroir. He either owns or purchases grapes from outstanding parcels in Saint-Aubin, Chassagne-Montrachet, Meursault, Puligny-Montrachet, and even grand crus Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet, Bâtard-Montrachet, and Corton-Charlemagne. The meticulous care in the field is unmatched. Pierre-Yves dictates picking dates even for those parcels he doesn’t own or farm. Lastly, his sharp attention in the cellar is a great asset. Wines are pressed at higher-than-normal pressure, matured in 350L demi-muid barrels, and are not subject to batonnage, fining, or filtering. As scary as it may seem, with each new vintage his wines seem to get better and better. This is not only one of the top domaines in Chassagne, this is one of the great winemakers and domaines in the world.