Agility, Clarity & Value in White Burgundy: 2013 Marc Colin St. Aubin 1er Cru: La Chatenière & En Remilly

Posted by Ian McFadden

We're simply in love with 2013 White Burgundy. Today, we focus on two of the top values of the vintage.

Seasoned Burgundy buyers have long sought out St. Aubin for the ridiculous quality-price-ratio it delivers. La Chatenière and En Remilly are two of St. Aubin's great sites.

Marc Colin has long been a standard bearer for the appellation. His are steely, vigorous and built-to-last expressions of Chardonnay. Recently, another Colin, Pierre-Yves Colin, has captured a lot of the attention for St. Aubin. Pierre-Yves Colin is the son of Marc Colin and made the wines there for ten years until 2005.

What has us so excited about the 2013 White Burgundies is their tension and clarity. The wines possess a crystalline expression of minerality with a beautiful sleek elegance. They're so bright and agile that it's impossible not to be impressed.

I encourage you to check out the Burghound notes below. They really capture Colin's success in 2013. Briefly, comments like "this is one to look for" on the En Remilly and "this understated effort is really quite good" for the Chatenière give you a feel for just how good they are.

La Chatenière is a steep site that produces powerfully complex and elegant St. Aubin. En Remilly is St. Aubin's most famous site, delivering stony minerality, intensity and refinement. For me, both stand as some of smartest buys in 2013.

I have to confess that I've been drinking the 2013 White Burgundies with abandon. They are just thrilling. I've been hunting for overachieving, accessibly priced examples of the vintage. I'm glad that I was lucky enough to land this parcel.

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Ian McFadden

Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits