Charles Collin


Charles Collin Blanc de Blancs Vintage 2010 |Vintage |NV

Charles Collin

Charles Collin Blanc de Blancs Vintage 2010

Vintage NV

$129.95

- Incredibly fresh style of vintage blanc de blancs from Charles Collin

- Only their best fruit is reserved for this cuvée, giving ageing potential and promise

- Pair with clean, healthy sashimi with healthy doses of pickled ginger and Yuzu

The latest vintage Blanc de blancs release from Charles Collin is the 2010. Sourced from some of the best vineyard parcels of their 300-strong growers in the Côte des Bar, this is the quintessential 'blanc de blancs' style that has white florals, nougat and some lemon candied fruit.

We love the energy on the palate too, bright, fresh and racy with a slightly chalky texture to it.

The 2010 harvest by all accounts in the northern part of champagne was not exactly 'healthy' due to a lot of rain after a hot summer. However in the southern part of champagne, they were better off and the fruit quality overall was good to excellent with little problems that the north faced.

Champagne Charles Collin was founded in 1952 in the heart of the Côte des Bar region and represents over 140 grape growers with 330 hectares of vines, making them one of the largest producers in the region. Based across two sites in Fontette and Essoyes, which is coincidentally also the home of the famous impressionist Auguste Renoir. They produce an excellent range of champagne at their state-of-the-art facility, from their award-winning Brut right through to their Prestige Cuvée – Cuvée Charles, in honour of their founder Charles Collin who was the man behind the grower vision back in the early 50’s.Over 90% of the vineyards are planted with Pinot noir, the remainder being planted with chardonnay. This is reflected in the range with the wines showing purity, expression and finesse. They are a young and dynamic team led by the talented winemaker Guillaume Cartier.

About the house

Champagne Charles Collin was founded in 1952 in the heart of the Côte des Bar region and represents over 140 grape growers with 330 hectares of vines, making them one of the largest producers in the region. Based across two sites in Fontette and Essoyes, which is coincidentally also the home of the famous impressionist Auguste Renoir. They produce an excellent range of champagne at their state-of-the-art facility, from their award-winning Brut right through to their Prestige Cuvée – Cuvée Charles, in honour of their founder Charles Collin who was the man behind the grower vision back in the early 50’s.Over 90% of the vineyards are planted with Pinot noir, the remainder being planted with chardonnay. This is reflected in the range with the wines showing purity, expression and finesse. They are a young and dynamic team led by the talented winemaker Guillaume Cartier.

Descriptors & Texture


Chardonnay Dominant

Winemaking


Aged 3 Years on Lees

Earth


Mineral Chalky

Orchard Fruit


Pear

Citrus Fruit


Citrus Lemon