Marc Colin created this estate in the 70s with his wife through holdings inherited by his family, the now-famous Colin's. Many of the vineyards he was granted had been in the family's possession for over a century. Like all of the Colins, they specialize in White Burgundy as natives of Chassagne Montrachet. Though the vineyards have been split up among many family members, they continue to do the Colin name justice.
Today the estate is run by Marc's children, Damien, and Caroline, who work the now 12 hectares spanning 26 appellations. The brother and sister duo practice Lutte Raisonee and are experimenting with organic practices in some vineyards.
We have one of the wines of the vintage from Saint-Aubin today, and it's a knockout from the lesser-known En Montceau vineyard. The domine has continued to make the best example of this vineyard, and it is a consistently exceptional white burgundy. The vineyard is located right in the middle of Saint Aubin and is a transition point where the vineyards start to go northwest away from the borders of Puligny and Chassagne. The vines were planted in 1975 and 1990 and are at a reasonably high elevation with a western exposure with well-draining limestone soils.
This is a textbook example of Saint Aubin 1er Cru with green and yellow fruits, spice, and an unmistakable sea-like minerality.
2020 is one of the best examples ever, and with low yields and high prices in the upcoming '21 and '22 vintages, 2020 is one to buy now.
Jasper Morris MW (Inside Burgundy) 92-95 pts! "Pale yellow. This has an immediate sense of harmony, fruit and a little tension, but not too fleshy and not too reductive, just Montceau. I am keeping smelling this. There is that faint banana touch I often find in Corton-Charlemagne. Significant power behind, though. Not even 13% apparently, but it offers such a concentration of fruit through the dry extract. Once again the Marc Colin Montceau is a remarkable wine."