Domaine Joseph Colin

Domaine Joseph Colin

The Colin family is revered throughout Burgundy's Côte de Beaune, with a storied history and penchant for crafting exceptional wines of distinction. Indeed, many of its members run prominent Domaines in Saint-Aubin, Puligny-Montrachet and Chassagne-Montrachet. Joseph Colin initially trained at Domaine Marc Colin, working alongside his brother, Pierre-Yves, to make the family wines. In 2016, Joseph decided to create his own Domaine, and, subsequently, inherited just over six hectares of vineyards from his family holdings, representing about nineteen different appellations, to start his exciting new venture.

It is a blessing when a talented vigneron like Joseph Colin breaks free from family tradition to pursue a singular dream. It means that he isn't restrained to staid routine anymore and his talent can blossom naturally and without borders.

In the space of just a few vintages, we are already witnessing Joseph's vision and ensuing accomplishments. Both unfolding truly in the vineyards and cellar. He is genuinely making some of the best wines in his region.

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Landscape shot of the vine planting and buildings of Domaine Joseph Colin

You'll quickly notice below that Joseph owns incredibly well-located vineyards:

- Chassagne Montrachet Rouge

- Bourgogne Aligoté

- Bourgogne Chardonnay "La Combe"

- Saint Aubin "Compendium"

- Chassagne Montrachet Blanc

- Puligny Montrachert "Le Trezin"

- Saint Aubin 1er Cru "Clos du Meix"

- Saint-Aubin 1er Cru "Sur le Sentier du Clou"

- Saint Aubin 1er Cru "Les Frionnes"

- Saint Aubin 1er Cru "Les Combes"

- Saint Aubin 1er Cru "En Remilly"

- Saint Aubin 1er Cru "La Chatenière"

- Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru "Vide Bourse"

- Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru "En Cailleret"

- Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru "La Garenne"

- Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru

- Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru

Here, yields are kept low in order to create wines of substance, yet Joseph picks on the early side to retain an unmistakable purity and freshness in his wines. He likes the tension and vibrancy in his whites, and feels it is a signature of his output.

Purity is a word that Joseph particularly associates with his wines, since he doesn't like heavy handed or reductive and oaky wines, but rather he allows the different terroirs to shine through truly in the glass. The wines display a tense and vibrant profile, championing minerality and finesse yet there is a comforting richness in the mid-palate.

The wines are handled as little as possible to avoid trituration. Therefore Joseph forgoes bâttonage, filtration and fining, since these different processes strip the wines of character. Only very healthy grapes make it to the press, and no sulphur is used during the winemaking process. That is all up until the final racking, where a medicinal dose of sulphur is introduced before sedimentation in stainless steel tank. That is about one to three months before bottling.

"The idea is to produce wines as naturally as possible but without some of the deviations that plague natural and/or low sulfur wines." - Joseph Colin

Clos Cachet is very proud to introduce these wines into Australia for the first time and we can assure you that Joseph Colin is soon to join Burgundy's elite.

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Joseph Colin Vineyard Maps

Saint-Aubin - Chassagne-Montrachet - Puligny-Montrachet

View the location of Joseph Colin's vines on the PDF below.

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