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Champagne Ulysse Collin Les Pierrieres Blanc de Blancs

Champagne, France

Anytime you hear murmurings of a Champagne being on par with Selosse it's worth listening to... The murmurs about Olivier Collin's wines are becoming a rumble.

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About

About The Wine

This is serious, rare Champagne indeed, made like a fine white Burgundy, and exceedingly good value for a wine of this quality and complexity.

Les Pierrieres is a monopole single-vineyard, meaning only Ulysse Collin makes wine from the site. It is 100% Chardonnay, and a blend of mostly vintage 2016, and some reserve wines.

Already extremely sought-after, we are very lucky to have a few bottles to offer.

About Ulysse Collin

To be mentioned in the same breath as legendary Champagne House Jacques Selosse is a pretty big deal and Champagne Ulysse Collin is definitely there.

Describing his 2001 vintage with Anselme Selosse as "one of those encounters that changes your life” owner/ winemaker Olivier Collin is now well and truly making his own mark on the region and the broader Champagne-drinking world. 

These artisanally-crafted Champagnes are rare and becoming more sought-after each release.

Winemaker Olivier Collin
Winemaker Olivier Collin
Champagne, France
Additional Info

From The Producer

Les Pierrières is a 1.3-hectare parcel west of Congy in the Côteaux du Petit Morin, very near the southern tip of the Côtes des Blancs. It’s an east-sloping site with chalky soil containing large chunks of black silex (or onyx), something very rare in Champagne. This soil might well be responsible for the smoky hint in the wine’s profile. There is only 10-40 cm of topsoil before the vines hit the soft chalk and silex of the bedrock. The vines are now 35 years old.

This is one of the historic wines from Ulysse Collin, first produced in 2004. The current release is based on 2016 with 60% reserve wine from 2015 (from the same vineyard). Naturally fermented in neutral oak casks, the wine was put to bottle after 11 months and then disgorged in March 2020, after 36 months on lees (with only 1.7 grams dosage added). It was neither fined nor filtered.

It’s comfortably the most racy, rocky and mineral wine in the Ulysse Collin range and this release is so, so good. Again, I have never tasted an example of this wine that has got me so excited (which is saying something!). The note below really nails it—it’s somehow taut and yet incredibly seductive. I could not stop drinking this.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Olivier in the vineyard
Olivier in the vineyard
Champagne, France
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
Vinous

The NV Extra-Brut Blanc de Blancs Les Pierrières (2016 base) is the wine that, to me, really shows Olivier Collin's style off to its greatest effect. Finely cut and chiseled, with striking energy, the Pierrières offers a taut expression of Chardonnay that provides a lovely contrast to the more supple Les Roises. Crushed rocks, lemon confit, almond, dried flowers. The purity and saline-infused energy of the flavors is just brilliant - Antonio Galloni (Vinous)

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