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Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey

Graham Tucker | August, 17 2019

From Rising Star to Burgundian Virtuoso

Every perfect glass of Burgundian Chardonnay has one thing in common: a keen tension between purity of fruit and expressive minerality, which are so wonderfully synergistic. This perfect balance is what Burgundy scholars dream of.  

Since his inaugural 2004 vintage, Pierre-Yves Colin, or more commonly known as PYCM, has championed this classic style of tension and purity. His quick ascension from novice vigneron to the rank of iconic craftsman is miraculous, and frankly, well deserved. His wines get better with each vintage and although we should be hesitant to proclaim 2017 as his finest (as it wouldn’t do his entire body of work justice…), the wines are very impressive. Across the board they showcase a distinct radiance, energy, and sophistication more commonly seen in winemakers 20-30 years his senior. Particularly the Fretille and Marguerite are worth noting, given their 1er cru status at village-level prices. Also, the Bourgogne Blanc is not to be underplayed – drinks well above its regional designation!

Whether a novice, longing to discover the finer nuances of white Burgundy, or the seasoned enthusiast looking to expand their pedigree, the wines of PYCM should have a place in any cellar or rotation of nightly wine-drinking. Act quickly, however, as demand for PYCM has never been higher. Quantities are limited.