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NV Champagne Ulysse Collin Le Jardin d'Ulysse

Champagne, France

Rare and exceptional new bottling from Ulysse Collin, a field blend of Chardonnay and Pinots Noir and Meunier. Seamlessly silky and rich.

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$305.00

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Categories: World of Wine
About

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.

Winemaker Olivier Collin
Winemaker Olivier Collin
Champagne, France
Additional Info

From The Importer

This new bottling marks Collin's first cuvée dedicated to a blend of varieties. The parcel, pictured below, lies in the heart of Congy, just behind the Collin home and winery. With a south and north orientation, the site is co-planted to Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. The first release is derived entirely from the 2015 vintage and was disgorged with a low 2.4 g/L after five years on lees.Blend : Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2029
Bottle Size : 750ml

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

Critic Reviews

96Points
Wine Advocate

"“Offering up aromas of citrus oil, crisp green apple, white flowers, blanched almonds and nutmeg, it's full-bodied, chiseled and concentrated, with an ample core of fruit that's underpinned by a tangy spine of acidity and a seamless, complete profile. Unsurprisingly given its blend, it's very different in personality from the rest of the range, and readers will enjoy comparing and contrasting Les Jardin d'Ulysse with Collin's other bottlings. There's no track record yet, but this first release appears to have the structure to be one of the domaine's longer-lived wines.” 96+ points (William Kelley, The Wine Advocate)

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