Bourgogne Aligoté, Les Jardins de la Côte, Joseph Colin 2018, Burgundy, France

Joseph Colin is one of the four children of Marc Colin (the others being Pierre-Yves, Damien and Caroline), who had a large domaine with vines in Saint Aubin, Santenay, Chassagne and Puligny. Pierre-Yves left the family domaine in 2005 and since then Joseph was an important member of the team there. After making a token 1800 or so bottles on his own account in 2016, he started in earnest with 2017, with seven hectares of vines, from which he makes an astonishing nineteen different cuvées.

From the village of St.-Aubin, specifically in the lieu-dit of “Jardin de la Côte”. One of the coldest sections of St. Aubin. Harvested 1 month after Chassagne Premier Cru Caillerets! Over 70-year-old vines. Organically farmed. Situated at a high elevation of 280 meters on clay and limestone soils, very rocky. Vinified naturally. Indigenous yeast fermentation. No added sulfites during vinification and aging. Aged in an older 285-liter barrel. Bottled unfined and unfiltered with minimal dose of sulfites. Only one barrel produced!


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