Joseph Colin Saint Aubin "OSA" Premier Cru 2021 (Burgundy, France) - [JM 89-92] [BH 90]

Joseph Colin Saint Aubin "OSA" Premier Cru 2021
(Burgundy, France) - [JM 89-92] [BH 90]


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Winemaker Notes:
Joseph Colin is the son of Marc Colin and younger brother of Pierre-Yves Colin. After Pierre-Yves left in 2003 to start his now famous PYCM, Joseph took over Domaine Marc Colin with his two younger siblings, having worked with his father since 1993 at the age of 19. In 2017 Joseph followed in his older brother’s footsteps, by peeling 6+ hectares from the original family property to begin his own story. This process of bestowing the oldest children with some of the most beautiful vines in the world to make their own way in the wine world is a Burgundian tradition. In the case of the Colin family, the parcels they were given include some of the choicest nuggets of Chardonnay soil on the planet, with the mother lode centered in and around St. Aubin, Puligny and Chassagne. Having started working with his father full-time at such a young age, Joseph knows the rocks and vines in this white Burgundy mecca like few others, meticulously caring for each parcel like his own personal garden. He has a hands-off approach in the cellar, fermenting with indigenous yeast and aging all of the wines in 350L barrels on their fine lees until bottling. The wines are all top examples of this most sacred of Chardonnay terroirs, with an electricity and verve that is so sought yet so rarely found.
  • 100% Chardonnay
  • A blend of three 1er Crus
    • Sur le Sentier du Clou
    • Sous Roche Dumay
    • Les Combes
  • 50+ year old vines
  • Indigenous yeast
  • Fermented and aged in 2-3rd older 500L barrels, 1/3rd older 228L barrels
  • Unfined and unfiltered

About this Wine:

The letters OSA stand for Oratorium Sancti Albini, which is Latin for oratory of St. Albinus, or in French, Saint Aubin.

Ratings & Reviews

89-92 Points - Jasper Morris's Inside Burgundy:

A blend of Sentier du Clou, Combes, Roches Dumay, En Vermarain, which were all too small to be made separately, the most coming from Sous Roche Dumay. This will be named something along the lines of Cuvée de l’Oratoire, but the decision had not been taken at the time I tasted. Pale lemon colour, while the nose is quite discreet, quite lean on the tenser end of the spectrum, with various different citrus fruits including a bit of orange rind. Medium plus length. Drink from 2024-2027.  (10/2022)

90 Points - Allen Meadows' BurgHound:

(OSA is an ancient name for St. Aubin; the blend is composed by four 1ers). A markedly restrained if pretty nose grudgingly offers up its array of citrus, floral and mineral reduction notes. The racy and very sleek medium-bodied flavors exude a bracing salinity on the firm, compact and linear finish. This is notably austere and a bit lean though my sense is that this will flesh out with bottle age. With that said, I would advise buying this only if you have the intent to cellar it. (6/2023)