Domaine Bruno Colin is owned and operated by Bruno Colin, one of two sons of the legendary Burgundy winemaker Michel Colin-Deleger. Michel split his Cote de Beaune domaine in 2003, giving a third of it to each of his sons, while retaining one-third for himself. Bruno has 20 acres including a number of Premier Cru parcels in Puligny-Montrachet, Saint-Aubin, Chassagne-Montrachet, Santenay and Maranges. Bruno shares the family cellar in the heart of Montrachet with his father. Bruno’s first vintages have earned compliments from reviewers, including the Wine Advocate, which has rated many of Bruno’s wines with 90 or more points.
La Truffiere is a 7.2-acre acre Premier Cru vineyard in the Puligny-Montrachet appellation of Burgundy’s Cote de Beaune. It is up the slope and west of many of the appellation’s Premier Cru vineyards, and in fact wasn’t farmed as a vineyard until the mid-20th century, when the land was cleared of rocks and scrub. The elevation is 300 to 380 meters.
This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.