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Ulysse Collin

Champagne, France | website

Olivier Collin’s estate is practically in the middle of nowhere, but it is well worth a visit. Collin crafts beguiling, totally fascinating Champagnes from his tiny facility in the town of Congy. The wines are fermented and aged in barrel (with some less stirring) and bottled without fining or filtration. This year Collin has a new wine, the Chardonnay Les Roises, from fruit that was previously sold to the negoce. These remain some of the most unique and thrilling wines being made in Champagne. There is little question Collin’s wines are now on the same level as those of his mentor, Anselme Selosse. 

Ulysse Collin Champagne "Les Maillons" 2010 Blanc de Noir

$115.00

Extremely limited!

"Collin's NV (2010) Extra Brut Blanc de Noirs Les Maillons is rich, ample and creamy, but it has also acquired a bit of aromatic nuance over the last few months. White pepper, orange peel and rosewater give the Maillons a marked air of eccentricity. I expect the 2010 will offer its best drinking sooner rather than later. Disgorged: March 1, 2014. Dosage is 1.7 grams/liter."

  • Color Sparkling
  • Vintage 2010
  • Reviewer Name Antonio Galloni
  • Reviewer Score 93
  • Case Size 6
  • Bottle Size 750ml

Ulysse Collin Champagne "Les Perrieres" 2010 Blanc de Blancs

$112.00

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"The NV (2010) Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Les Pierrières is surprisingly soft and open. It may be that the addition of 15% 2009 reserve juice that spent two years in barrel is becoming more apparent in the wine's personality with the passage of time. A host of mineral-inflected smoke, slate and crushed rock overtones add nuance, but today the 2010 is quite supple. Hints of butter, smoke, almonds and dried apricots are laced into the textured finish. Disgorged: March 1, 2014. Dosage is 1.7 grams/liter."

  • Color Sparkling
  • Vintage 2011
  • Reviewer Name Antonio Galloni
  • Reviewer Score 93
  • Case Size 6
  • Bottle Size 750ml