Ulysse Collin


Ulysse Collin 'Les Perrieres' NV|Blanc de Blancs|NV

Descriptors & Texture

Descriptors & Texture


Fresh Chardonnay Dominant

Winemaking

Winemaking


Extra Brut Aged 3 Years on Lees

Earth

Earth


Mineral Chalky

Citrus Fruit

Citrus Fruit


Grapefruit

Congy

Congy

What to expect


All hail the wizard of champagne making, Ollivier Collin! We are so lucky to bring you this exclusive label of magical champagnes, including this exquisite 'Les Perrieres'. 

Naturally fermented in neutral oak casks, the wine was put to bottle after 11 months and then disgorged in March 2018 after 36 months on lees, with 1.7 grams dosage only. It was neither fined nor filtered. This is a super intense and mineral wine, incredibly earthy and salty with a grapefruity, pithy drive and freshness. This is one of the historic wines from this producer, i.e. it was first produced in 2004. It’s comfortably the raciest, mineral wine in the Ulysse Collin range and this release is stunning. The flint certainly seems to bring something special, magnifying the salty, smoky edge of the wine. It can be kept for 10-15 years no problem.

The vines are now 35 years old and the current release is based on 2014 with 50% reserve wine from 2013 (from the same vineyard).

Stocks are strictly limited so be sure to get your hands on this one!

$229.00

Club Price $217.55 (?)

Descriptors & Texture

Descriptors & Texture


Fresh Chardonnay Dominant

Winemaking

Winemaking


Extra Brut Aged 3 Years on Lees

Earth

Earth


Mineral Chalky

Citrus Fruit

Citrus Fruit


Grapefruit

What to expect


All hail the wizard of champagne making, Ollivier Collin! We are so lucky to bring you this exclusive label of magical champagnes, including this exquisite 'Les Perrieres'. 

Naturally fermented in neutral oak casks, the wine was put to bottle after 11 months and then disgorged in March 2018 after 36 months on lees, with 1.7 grams dosage only. It was neither fined nor filtered. This is a super intense and mineral wine, incredibly earthy and salty with a grapefruity, pithy drive and freshness. This is one of the historic wines from this producer, i.e. it was first produced in 2004. It’s comfortably the raciest, mineral wine in the Ulysse Collin range and this release is stunning. The flint certainly seems to bring something special, magnifying the salty, smoky edge of the wine. It can be kept for 10-15 years no problem.

The vines are now 35 years old and the current release is based on 2014 with 50% reserve wine from 2013 (from the same vineyard).

Stocks are strictly limited so be sure to get your hands on this one!

About the house

About the house


Food suggestion

Today the fame of the Coteaux du Petit Morin and Côte de Sézanne terroirs—for lovers of great grower wines anyway—rest on the shoulders of one vigneron. It’s just as well that those shoulders belong to Olivier Collin. Collin was one of a group of young growers (several of whom are now revered) who fell into the orbit of Anselme Selosse – who he ended up working with in 2001. Fast forward four years and Collin had managed to untangle his family’s 8 hectares of vines from the lengthy, byzantine contracts his family had made with Pommery. By 2012, Antonio Galloni was compelled to write that: “There is little question Collin’s wines are now on the same level as those of his mentor, Anselme Selosse.” Whether you agree with that sentiment or not, there’s no hiding from the fact that this grower’s wines today represent some of the finest in Champagne. Collin’s vineyards are ploughed and yields are strictly controlled when required. The grass is allowed to grow naturally during the winter, no herbicides or pesticides are used and strict sorting occurs at harvest. In the Congy cellar, the grapes are pressed in a traditional 1950s Coquard press and the juice is vinified in a growing collection of large-format barrels and foudre, with no added yeasts (or anything else). Collin neither fines nor filters and ages each pressing separately in old barrels of varying sizes, after which they are blended and bottled in July.  In short, these are some of the most original and outstanding terroir-driven wines emanating from Champagne. They are simply ‘required drinking’ for both students of Champagne in general and followers of the greatest grower wines in particular. 

Food suggestion


We suggest pairing this exquisite wine with richer white meat and fish dishes.