NV 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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Categories: World of Wine
As ever, this cuvée is worth the special effort to seek out.

William Kelley (The Wine Advocate)

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 vintage 2017 and a surprisingly high percentage of 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 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 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 2017 with 65% reserve wine from 2016 (from the same vineyard). Naturally fermented in neutral oak casks, the wine was put to bottle after 11 months and then disgorged, after 36 months on lees (with only 1.7 grams dosage added). It was neither fined nor filtered.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 12.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2031
Bottle Size : 750ml

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

Critic Reviews

The Wine Advocate

"Disgorged in March 2021 after 36 months sur lattes, Collin's NV Extra-Brut Blanc de Blancs Les Pierrières (2017) is based on the 2017 vintage, complemented by fully 70% reserve wines. Wafting from the glass with aromas of citrus oil, crisp green orchard fruit, white flowers and wet stones that are framed by a deft patina from its élevage, it's a full-bodied, vinous Champagne with a satiny attack that segues into a deep, concentrated mid-palate. Chalky and incisive, it concludes with a long, saline finish. As ever, this cuvée—which takes its name from the black flints that abound in the chalk in this area—is worth a special effort to seek out." - William Kelley (The Wine Advocate)


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