Philippe Colin’s wines continue to impress.
Although not the most demonstrative of growers, Philippe is clearly pleased with the results of his 2017s. For starters, harvest is double the miserly quantity of 2016 produced (my innocent query “does that mean it will be half the price?” was met with a wry grin).He says that Chardonnay performs better with a larger harvest, and he has now taken on more vineyards from his parents and other owners. Good news about volumes aside, the quality is of course what we care most about, and this only continues to delight. There is excellent depth of fruit in both the village and 1er cru Chassagnes and as usual, oak use is well managed. These are really compelling wines.
What to drink with... Chèvre/Goats Cheese.The classic pairing for Chèvre and Goats Cheese is a French Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire, yet we’re adventurous souls here at Honest Grapes and we can find pleasure with Old World Riesling from Germany, New World Torrontés from Argentina, Semillon blended with Sauvignon Blanc, and of course a straight Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand. For the very daring, a shot of Grappa works too.
If you have a platter of cheeses, pick the Riesling or a bottle of Champagne.
- Philippe Colin Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Maltroie, 2016BurgundyChardonnay
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