Domaine Collotte
‘Les Grasses Têtes’ Marsannay 2017
Burgundy, France

$90.00

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Style: Red: Perfume, savoury spice and elegance

Producer: Domaine Collotte

Region: Burgundy, France

Grape: Pinot Noir

Vintage: 2017

Soil: Mixed

Farming: Sustainable

Oak: French oak

Alcohol: 13%

Glassware: Burgundy Stem

Decant: Not required

Serving Temperature: 16 – 18°C

The Wine: Pinot Noir is the red grape of Burgundy, France (white grape being Chardonnay). This is where it reaches its greatest height. It is no easy grape to grow, its thin skin means it requires a cooler climate, with gentle growing conditions which enhance the subtle and delicate characters. Only a few places in the world get it right.

From two parcels of old vines, one based on Crinoidal limestone (known in France as Calcaire à Entroques), the other Comblanchien. Beautiful fragrance of fruit and all spice. The appellation always gives great elegance and perfume. The palate has wonderful sharp and purity. A little savoury grip from the tannin and a nice spike of acidity. Arrange the duck!

Sebastian Crowther MS

5 in stock

Producer Profile

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 viticulture and oenology 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 (16ha currently in production) in Marsannay, Fixin, Gevrey-Chambertin and Chambolle-Musigny.

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Review

Style: Red: Perfume, savoury spice and elegance

Producer: Domaine Collotte

Region: Burgundy, France

Grape: Pinot Noir

Vintage: 2017

Soil: Mixed

Farming: Sustainable

Oak: French oak

Alcohol: 13%

Glassware: Burgundy Stem

Decant: Not required

Serving Temperature: 16 – 18°C

The Wine: Pinot Noir is the red grape of Burgundy, France (white grape being Chardonnay). This is where it reaches its greatest height. It is no easy grape to grow, its thin skin means it requires a cooler climate, with gentle growing conditions which enhance the subtle and delicate characters. Only a few places in the world get it right.

From two parcels of old vines, one based on Crinoidal limestone (known in France as Calcaire à Entroques), the other Comblanchien. Beautiful fragrance of fruit and all spice. The appellation always gives great elegance and perfume. The palate has wonderful sharp and purity. A little savoury grip from the tannin and a nice spike of acidity. Arrange the duck!

Sebastian Crowther MS