In 1987, Michel Colin, the third generation of his family to make wines in Chassagne-Montrachet, was given part of the Chenevottes acreage by his uncle, the highly respected Georges Deléger. He has been making Chassagne-Montrachet under his own name ever since from this fine premier cru vineyard, one of the best producers of Chassagne-Montrachet.
Grapes are sorted both in the vineyard and at the winery, then gently broken before being pneumatically pressed. Fermentation begins with the natural yeasts in regulated stainless steel tanks. This is followed by racking only in years when rot is present. During fermentation the must is decanted into 20% new oak barrels (Vosges and Alliers). The wines undergo malolactic fermentation and may be kept on the fine lees until the end of July, depending on the vintage, to be bottled in September.
Distinguished wines with lots of ripe fruit aromas, concentrated flavors and complexity.
Domaine Colin Deleger / Chassagne Montrachet (21190)
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