Collet Brut NV (750ML)
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Champagne Collet stands as a symbol of the 1911 Champagne Revolution, and as a ‘revolutionary’ champagne, it reflects the authenticity of the protected Champagne wine-growing area and decades of cultivation and production expertise. At that time, the winegrowers in Champagne took action against a number of producers who decided to mix grapes coming from other wine growing regions with the grapes from Champagne.
Collet processes the grapes from 650 ha of finest-quality Champagne vineyards in Ay. The vineyards are cultivated by 607 wine-growers who are all members of the cooperative. The cooperative is led by a board of directors elected by the winegrowers, with Jacques Marquette as president and Patrick Cercellier as managing director.
Today Collet has placed its Champagne primarily in hotels, restaurants, and specialty wine retail, having opted to not have its product in grocery stores.
Sometimes I don’t need a score to know something is good, and this is one of the best values in Champagne that I’ve seen a while!
Tasting note: Extraordinarily rich in texture and weight, viscous and mouthfilling. Fine mousse. Excellent brioche on the nose, Macintosh apple, Bartlett pears, and honey with hints of ripe citrus. 40% Chardonnay - 30% Pinot Noir - 30% Pinot Meunier Ron van Vlaardingen – Grand Vin Wine Merchants