Marc Colin - Le Montrachet - Grand Cru

97 points - The Wine Advocate
Marc Colin - Le Montrachet - Grand Cru - 2018 - 75cl - Onshore Cellars

Marc Colin - Le Montrachet - Grand Cru

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Marc Colin - Le Montrachet - Grand Cru

Indulge in the luxurious taste of Marc Colin's Le Montrachet Grand Cru, a wine that is sure to impress even the most discerning of palates. This wine is made from Chardonnay grapes grown in the prestigious Le Montrachet vineyard, which is located in the heart of Burgundy, France.

The wine has a complex taste profile that is both rich and elegant. It has a beautiful golden color and aromas of ripe fruit, honey, and toasted nuts. On the palate, it is full-bodied with a creamy texture and flavors of citrus, vanilla, and a hint of minerality. The finish is long and satisfying, leaving a lingering taste of toasted oak and vanilla.

Marc Colin is a renowned producer of Burgundy wines, with a history dating back to the 19th century. The family has been making wine for generations, and their expertise is evident in every bottle. The Le Montrachet Grand Cru is a testament to their commitment to quality and tradition.

This wine is perfect for special occasions or for those who appreciate the finer things in life. It pairs well with rich, creamy dishes such as lobster bisque or roasted chicken with truffle butter. Enjoy it in the company of good friends and family, or savor it on your own as you unwind after a long day.

There are 170 liters instead of 600 liters of the 2016 Montrachet Grand Cru this year due to the frost, raised in a specially made barrel to the exact size just like the Bâtard-Montrachet. It has a deeper and more intense bouquet compared to the Bâtard-Montrachet, with touches of oyster shell, sea cave and freshly tilled earth early in the morning. The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity, fresh and tensile, poised with hints of orange zest and apricot toward the long finish. Stylistically it reminds me of a Ramonet. What a fabulous Montrachet...shame there is bugger all to go round.
Type:
White
Country:
France
Region:
Burgundy
Appellation:
Le Montrachet
Producer:
Marc Colin
Grapes/Blend:
Chardonnay
Style:
Grand Cru

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The French Wine region of Burgundy (aka “Bourgogne”) may be small in size, but its influence is huge in the world of vino. The complexity of Burgundy...

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Pinot Noir originated in Burgundy and these vines cover 34% of the region, accounting for 29% of overall wine production. The red grape does extremely well in limestone and clay soil, which helps create their complexity. Pinot Noir wines from Burgundy range in colour from cherry to brick, are light in body, and typically have red fruit and spicy flavours. Gamay is a red grape also grown in Burgundy, but only makes up 10% of the vines.

Chardonnay is the primary grape for white wines in Burgundy, making up 48% of the vines and 68% of production. Chardonnay appreciates Burgundy’s marl soil, which gives it delicate floral, fruit, and mineral aromas and full-bodied flavours. Aligoté is the second white grape, accounting for 6% grown. {Read more about the ancient Aligoté grape in Burgundy.}

The region does produce a sparkling wine called Crémant de Bourgogne. It can be made from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Aligoté, Gamay, Sacy, and Melon. Varieties include blanc, blanc de blancs, blanc de noirs, and rosé.

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Le Montrachet

Le Montrachet

Montrachet is an Appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC) and Grand Cru vineyard for white wine made of Chardonnay in the Côte de Beaune subregion of Burgundy. It straddles the...

Montrachet is an Appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC) and Grand Cru vineyard for white wine made of Chardonnay in the Côte de Beaune subregion of Burgundy. It straddles the border between the two communes of Chassagne-Montrachet and Puligny-Montrachet and produces what many consider to be the greatest dry white wine in the world. It is surrounded by four other Grand Cru vineyards all having "Montrachet" as part of their names.

Montrachet itself is generally considered superior to its four Grand Cru neighbours, and this is reflected in its higher price. Montrachet is located in the south of the Côte de Beaune, which is the southern half of the Côte d'Or, which in turn is the most important of the several wine producing subregions of Burgundy.

The Montrachet vineyard is almost equally divided between Puligny-Montrachet and Chassagne-Montrachet. Both of these appellations have, as is customary, appended the name of their most famous vineyard (in this case a shared one) to the name of their main village. The wine from the Chassagne side is usually known as Le Montrachet while the wine from the Puligny side is known as Montrachet.

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