NV Champagne Ulysse Collin Les Enfers Blanc de Blancs

Champagne, France

Scintillating single-site Champagne made from old vine Chardonnay. Electric, long and powerful.



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Categories: World of Wine
This is a stunning Champagne.

William Kelley (The Wine Advocate)

About The Wine

Les Enfers is another tiny parcel of Chardonnay in the village of Congy, a close neighbour to Olivier Collin's other famous site 'Les Roises'.

Les Enfers (meaning hell, referring to the red clay soil) is an east-facing site and this is a wine of both power and cool tension with incredible acidity and length. So much more a wine than just Champagne.

Pristine Blanc de Blancs brilliance from one of Champagne's most intriguing figures. Only a few bottles available.

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

Base 2016. Disg. Mar 2021. 2016 base with 20% reserve wine (2015). Les Enfers is 100% Chardonnay from a 0.6-hectare, 40-year-old vineyard in Congy, also in the Côteaux du Morin. Les Enfers and Les Roises are neighbouring parcels, with the former exposed east and the latter exposed south. The soils for both parcels are clay and chalk with flint, although Les Enfers has much less clay. This terroir often makes for a sleeker, more textural expression of Congy and the longer aging is now providing even more depth and complexity.

Les Enfers is the historic name and probably refers to the reddish colour of the clay. The 2016 offered today was aged in Olivier’s cellar for 48 months on lees and disgorged with a low 2.4 g/L dosage. It’s a deep and powerful Blanc de Blancs of tremendous class and beauty.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 12.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2029
Bottle Size : 750ml

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

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

“Collin's NV Extra-Brut Blanc de Blancs Les Enfers (2016) was disgorged this spring after 48 months on the lees, and it's already showing brilliantly. Soaring from the glass with scents of vanilla pod, citrus oil, toasted bread, white flowers and nutmeg, it's full-bodied, deep and complete, with an ample and concentrated mid-palate, racy acids and a long, mouthwatering finish. This is a stunning Champagne, and I can't wait to see its late-disgorged incarnation in another year's time." 96+ Points William Kelley (The Wine Advocate)


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