Pierre Yves Colin Morey
Pierre Yves Colin Morey
Pierre Yves Colin Morey
Pierre Yves Colin Morey
Pierre Yves Colin Morey
Pierre Yves Colin Morey
Pierre Yves Colin Morey
Pierre Yves Colin Morey
Pierre Yves Colin Morey
Pierre Yves Colin Morey

Pierre Yves Colin Morey

Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey (known by many as PYCM) is a négociant and domaine that has become one of the most popular white wine producers in Burgundy – with a prolific number of cuvées from the top Grands and Premiers Crus vineyards in the Côte de Beaune. Pierre-Yves and his wife Caroline, both from historic Burgundy families, set up their négociant label in 2001. Caroline is the eldest daughter of Marc Morey, one of the region’s most well-respected winemakers. Following Marc’s retirement in 2014, Caroline took a portion of the family vineyards and continues to produce her own wines under the Caroline Morey label.
Pierre-Yves is the son of Marc Colin and was the winemaker at the family domaine from 1994 until 2005, when he broke away to set up his own operation, taking his share of the family’s vineyards. The story goes that Marc Colin split the family’s 24-hectare estate into quarters and made each of his four children pick out of a hat. Pierre-Yves walked away with six hectares of the family’s plots. (His brother Jospeh Colin followed suit, establishing Domaine Joseph Colin in 2017, leaving the other two siblings Damien and Caroline at Domaine Marc Colin.)

This does not differentiate between wines from its own vineyards and those from purchased grapes. Pierre-Yves’s techniques have evolved since leaving the family domaine, in part in response to the problem of premature oxidation. There is no more battonage and the cellar is no longer heated to encourage the malolactic fermentation.
The wines are kept in barrel longer (the barrels are from François Frères and Chassin, with about one third new wood, including 350-litre casks), the St-Aubins being bottled before the next harvest but the remainder being kept on lees for up to 18 months. The bottles are sealed with wax on top of corks which have not been treated with peroxide.

His own vineyards are mostly to be found in the wine appellation of St-Aubin, including premiers crus Chatèniere, Champlots and Remilly, and Chassagne-Montrachet: village Ancegnières and premiers crus Chenevottes and Caillerets.
However the full range of wines from purchased grapes covers wines from Puligny-Montrachet, Meursault and the grand crus as well, including very fine Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet and weightier Bâtard-Montrachet.