"Some of the most compelling wines" -
Ulysse Collin Blanc de Blancs Les Roises Extra Brut (2012 Base) & Rose de Saignee (2013 base)

Posted by Joe Salamone

Ulysse Collin's Champagnes can nearly overwhelm the senses. There's a multi-dimensional complexity that seems to hit you from every angle.

These are incredibly compelling wines. Every time we offer them, there's a swift sellout.

We recently had the good fortune to pick up a parcel of the 2012 base Les Roises and the 2013 base Rosé de Saignée and are very happy to re-offer them today.

Les Roises comes from 60-year-old vines on clay-rich soils. What makes it so impressive is how its incredible breadth and depth are married to tension and rigorous detail. The combination is thrilling. Compared to Collin's other Blanc de Blancs, Les Pierrières, Les Roises is expansive, working on an extremely complicated grandeur of scale.

2012 is a powerful, concentrated, and high acid vintage. In 2012, the Roises is intense with a penetrating minerality, showing an extreme clarity of expression.

The Rosé de Saignée is the rarest and most challenging wine of the line-up. It's profoundly complex, and a wine that you need to spend some time with to begin to really wrap your mind around.

The 2013 doesn't pull any punches, but it does come off as friendlier and more accessible than previous vintages. It offers up red fruits mixed with earth, herbs and minerals in dramatic interplay. The wine seems to reveal a different nuance with each passing moment and there's something haunting about how the aromatics are constantly evolving.

The wines of Ulysses Collin are undoubtedly some of the most mesmerizing and profound emerging from the region. They are also in short supply. We got lucky when we landed this parcel, but it's unlikely we'll see these again.

To order, reply to offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Joe Salamone

Wine Buyer

Crush Wine & Spirits