Bruno Colin Bourgogne Chardonnay 2012
Bruno vinifies 19 cuvees separately in old family winery in the center of the village of Chassagne-Montrachet. His style shows beautiful balance, both aromatically and texturally, while showcasing the delicate minerality and nuanced complexity of each vineyard. This wine delivers a blast of clean, pure, chalky Chardonnay fruit with plenty of complexity. Chardonnay. Michel Colin was the third generation in his family to grow grapes in Burgundy within the prestigious Cote de Beaune. When he retired in 2003, he handed the property over to his sons, Philippe and Bruno, who split the holdings between them to bottle under separate labels. With the help of his wife, Stephanie, Bruno farms about 20 acres of land, in thirty different parcels scattered over five villages, with sometimes as little as just a few rows per parcel. To farm under these circumstances is quintessentially Burgundian, where the old Napoleonic codes of inheritance (evolved from Roman law) divide property equally among offspring. Parcels farmed by any one family continue to get smaller and smaller as they are distributed among relatives.