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Michel Colin was the third generation in his family to grow grapes in Burgundy within the prestigious Côte de Beaune. He retired in 2003, handing over the property to his sons, Philippe and Bruno, splitting the holdings between them and bottling under separate labels. With the help of his wife, Stéphanie, Bruno farms eight hectares of land, in thirty different parcels scattered over five communes - some 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.

He bottles Chassagne-Montrachet, Puligny-Montrachet, Saint-Aubin, Santenay, and Maranges. In the old family winery in the center of the village of Chassagne-Montrachet, he vinifies over twenty cuvées separately, more than half of which are premier cru! He uses traditional vinification methods and ages his wines anywhere from twelve to eighteen months in barrel, though he tends to vinify each parcel in a similar fashion. Bruno’s style shows beautiful balance, both aromatically and texturally, while showcasing the delicate minerality and nuanced complexity of each vineyard.

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Bruno Colin 2017 Bourgogne Pinot Noir 750ml

$52.08

A moderately extracted nose speaks of a blend of red and blue pinot fruit along with plenty of earth and humus influences. The round, supple and pliant lighter weight flavors are rustic but delicious with just enough depth to be interesting. -- Allen...

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Bruno Colin 2017 Bourgogne Chardonnay 750ml

$54.69

A slightly riper but still very fresh nose combines notes of white orchard fruit, citrus and a whiff of herbal tea. There is fine volume to the plump, round and generous middle weight flavors that possess a beguiling sense of energy while delivering fine...

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Bruno Colin 2018 Chassagne Montrachet VV Rouge 750ml

$82.52

A slightly riper nose is more obviously 2018 in style with its aromas of black cherry, cassis and discreet pepper nuances. In much the same fashion as the old vines Santenay, the lighter weight flavors possess good precision as well as a more attractive...

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Bruno Colin 2019 Chassagne Montrachet 750ml

$121.65

Notes of petrol and rosemary oil add interest to the aromas apple confit that are trimmed in hints of citrus and wood toast. Here too there is fine volume to the rich, delicious and intense medium-bodied flavors that possess fine depth and persistence on...

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