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Champagne Ulysse Collin Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut

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Bought this Champagne from Paris almost 2 years ago and always wanted to try it, but just waited for the right time. And what better right time is than to celebrate 10 years with my loved one.

Ulysse Collin is a small, artisan Champagne producer that farms about 9 ha of vines and his Blanc de Blancs comes from  a small 1.2 hectare parcel called Le Perrières. Inspired by Anselme Selosse, an innovator in Champagne that uses Burgundian oak barrels and employs the solera system for making his Champagnes, Olivier Collin started to use similar Burgundian oak barrels for his Champagnes. Ulysse Collin’s absolute cuvee is a Blanc de Noirs that is almost impossible to find in stores. I know this because I try to find it for the last couple of years.

Champagne Ulysse Collin Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut

Disgorged on 11/01/2011, this is entirely the product of the 2007 vintage. This wine usually spends 10 months in Burgundian oak barrels.

Rich mousse, smooth and tiny(microscopical) bubbles. Medium lemon yellow color. Marzipan, citrus fruit, yeast, mint (freshness), fresh, white flower blossoms aromas on the nose. Fresh palate, focused, sharp, clean, mineral, steely acidity and a light weight, delicate body. Medium plus finish like chalk powder and fresh lemon juice on your mouth.

On the 2nd day

Much more refined and elegant, leading to suggest decanting or prolonged aeration in the bottle (minimum 2 h). Creamy, rounded on the 2nd day, gained more body and expanded on the palate, smoothed, and got first class character adding a biscuit aroma on the nose. Really smooth and an absolutely lovely Extra Brut. (91/100)

Categories: Champagne, France
  1. Barcovnicu
    February 17, 2013 at 01:53

    We wish you Happy Many More Years !
    Looking forward to read this blog at your 50 years celebration !

    I+S+M

    • February 17, 2013 at 10:03

      Multumesc mult Stefan si sa ne tot vedem cu bine pe parcursul urmatorilor 50 de ani🙂

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