With Puligny-Montrachet and Meursault, Chassagne-Montrachet is the other great white wine region within Burgundy. Made from Chardonnay, full bodied and with notes of citrus, honey and oatmeal, this classic shows why. It’s a versatile wine, great for entertaining, food-matching and to impress, or simply as a treat, no company required!
Colin is a common surname in Burgundy, where Bruno Colin (Philippe Colin’s brother), Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey (his second cousin) and Marc Colin’s three children (also second cousins) all make wine. Philippe makes lovely wines here but also in South Africa too, under the label Topiary; the wines are different given the warmer climate there, but similarly great quality. His French vineyards are largely in Chassagne-Montrachet, which is in the Cote de Beaune, a sub region of Burgundy. While red wines are produced, these vineyards are known particularly for their whites, which many rate as the finest whites in the world given the crystalline purity and depth of flavour they can achieve. It has plenty of weight and flavour to take on richer chicken and pork dishes if required. 13% ABV.