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Domaine Collotte Fixin Crais de Chene Vieilles Vignes 2014
Special End of Vintage Buy.
18 in stock
”Young Philippe Collotte is one of several new stars of Marsannay”‘ Robert Parker Jr The Wine Advocate
Created in 1987, the Marsannay Villages appellation is a relatively new one in Burgundy but an ancient and well respected source of fine wine. Located on the southern outskirts of Dijon at the northern end of the Côte de Nuits, Marsannay missed out when the first appellations were handed out in 1930. But it wasn’t because the terroir was deemed inferior. It was simply that there was very little Chardonnay or Pinot Noir planted.
The terroir of Marsannay is based on the same complex Jurassic limestone-based geology that runs the entire length of the Côte d’Or. But for the previous century, the area’s winemakers had been focussed on the growing population of Dijon with more commercial success with Aligoté and Gamay varieties.
The Collottes have been grape growers in Marsannay for four generations, but it wasn’t until 1981 that a young, 16 year-old Philippe Collotte bottled the first wine under the name of Domaine Collotte. He subsequently purchased some mature vineyards of about 40 years of age in both Gevrey-Chambertin and Chambolle Musigny, to further expand the domaine’s repertoire. In 2013 Philippe was joined by his daughter Isabelle, who had just completed her studies at the Lycée Viticole de Beaune. Whilst Isabelle focusses particularly on the production of the domaine’s white wines, there is no doubt that her addition to the team has helped refine the quality of the wines across the board.
Today Domaine Collotte farms 17ha of vines in Marsannay, Fixin, Gevrey-Chambertin and Chambolle-Musigny.
Today, after extensive geological surveys, an application has been submitted to INAO for the promotion of 14 Marsannay Lieu-Dits to Marsannay Premier Cru including the four signature vineyards of Domaine Collotte.
About this wine: From Fixin (a village 3 kms north of Gevrey Chambertin where quality red Burgundy and value can be found!) Very old 80+ year old vines giving painfully tiny yields, producing fruit of such intensity…..This is always the richest and deepest wine of the cellar….. red and black fruits abound..classy Pinot here showing sumptuous fruit, balance, structure and fine, silky tannins. This would give many Gevrey Chambertins a run for their money for depth and generosity and most likely beat most of the competition. Cellar up to 10 years although it will be difficult to resist.
RRP $85 Our Special End of Vintage price $65.99 … LAST OF THIS VINTAGE .. .
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