About The Wine
Olivier Collins' first 'deviation' towards multi-variety Champagne. The 'Jardin' is a single site in Congy that is planted to Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir.
The grapes are vinified together, aged on lees for five years, and bottled with a meagre 2 grams of dosage. It's complex, vinous wine, perhaps more rounded and full-bodied than other UC wines, and could cellar exceptionally well.
There's a lot to process... chalky, minerally, floral, spicy, crunchy and silky. It's all so fresh, not yeasty or autolytic.
About Ulysse Collin
To be mentioned in the same breath as legendary Champagne House Jacques Selosse is a pretty big deal and Ulysse Collin is definitely there.
Describing his 2001 vintage with Anselme Selosse as "one of those encounters that changes your life” Olivier is now well and truly making his own mark on the region and the broader Champagne-drinking world.
These artisanally-crafted Champagnes are very rare and becoming more sought-after with each release.