Of Ulysse Collin's line-up, Les Pierrières offers the most precise, penetrating minerality and lifted elegance.
The 2013 edition is something to be very excited about.
Peter Liem quotes Ulysse Collin's Olivier Collin as saying 2013 is a “a great vintage for chardonnay—maybe the best I’ve seen yet.”
It's been amazing to watch Collin's wines evolve since their debut in 2004. Olivier Collin worked with Jacques Selosse before returning to his family's domaine in an obscure area that lies between the Côte des Blancs and Sézanne. From the start, the wines were some of the most intriguing and individualistic in Champagne. But since the 2010 vintage, the wines have really entered the zone. Each vintage seems to go from strength to strength.
This is all to say that the past few vintages have been thrilling, and all indications point to the 2013s as being a high point for the domaine. We're getting this offer out early because for fans of Collin, the 2013s shouldn't be missed and we expect them to disappear from the market quickly.
Ulysse Collin is known for producing Champagnes of epic scale and riveting minerality. Pierrières maybe the ideal place to witness Collin's unique style. Its unusual terroir lends a pronounced chalkiness and a lovely, racy finesse to the wine.
Pierrières is a 1.2 ha vineyard located in the village of Vert-Toulon. In Pierrières, the chalk in the vineyard is extremely close to the surface and mixed with black silex.
Pierrières is powerful, racy and penetratingly complex. It covers an incredibly wide range, from layers of citrus to stone fruits, stony minerality, smoke and herbs. There's an amazing radiant expansiveness to the wine.
Collin's are some of the most mesmerizing and profound wines emerging from Champagne today. We encourage you to check out Olivier Collin's fascinating I'll Drink to That interview to get a broader perspective on the domaine from Olivier Collin himself.
Finding Collin's wines has always been difficult, but with each passing year they become even harder to land in quantity. We're happy to be able to offer this modest parcel today. Please give us your ideal order and we'll do our best.
To order, email email@example.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.
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Ulysse Collin Blanc de Blancs
Les Pierrières Extra Brut (2013 Base)