Collet Brut Rosé Champagne NV
The Brut Rosé Champagne from Collect has delicate aromas of mandarin, peach, mulberries and raspberries lead to a refreshing palate, with a richness of fruit and a silky texture, sustained by a delicate sparkle.
Producer Note - Champagne Collet is an iconic Champagne brand and its elegant Art Deco packaging is evocative of the Belle Epoque era from when it was established. It is the oldest cooperative in Champagne, dating back to 1921. Since its inception, Collet has been creating Champagnes of character with authenticity, elegance and great finesse. Located in Aÿ, in the heart of the Champagne region, Collet represents some of the finest growers and mainly sources from vineyards which are based on Premier and Grand Cru sites. Each cuvée reflects the diversity of the region's terroirs and has been masterfully blended to suit gastronomic cuisine. Vineyard The grapes for this cuvée come from 20 Crus from the Grand and Premier Crus sites of the Champagne region. The Chardonnay comes predominantly from the Premier Cru of Vertus and contributes freshness and lemony notes, while the mineral dimension and flinty aromas, come from the Cru of Villers Marmery, which has a limestone soil. The Grands Crus and Premiers Crus villages of Chouilly, Avize, Oger and Vaudemange, complete the blend with strength and complexity. The Pinot Noir comes from the Grands Cru and Premiers Cru villages of Ay, Hautvillers, Avenay Val d'Or and Louvois; it produces light, tender and fruity wines, while the Pinot Meunier imparts a roundness and suppleness. A unique blend of terroirs, producing a unique Rosé Champagne.
Winemaking - The blend is completed with 20% reserve wines, to preserve and showcase the Champagne Collet house style. This cuvée was aged in bottle for a minimum of four years in the very heart of the historic limestone cellars, which are centuries old.
Tasting Note An intense and luminous peachy pink rosé delivers delicate aromas of mandarin, peach, mulberries and raspberries. Refreshing, with a richness of fruit and a subtle hint of cocoa which is supported by a round, supple and velvety structure. The beautiful, silky texture is sustained by an elegant effervescence.
Serving Suggestion - Fine seafood such as fresh lobster or rich shellfish.
Grapes - Chardonnay 40%, Pinot Noir 40%, Pinot Meunier 20%
Awards - Gold, Mundus Vini , 2018 Silver, Decanter, 2018 Top 100, Wine Merchant , 2018 Winemaker - Sebastien Walasiak
Region - Champagne
Alcohol - 12.5%
Dry/Sweet value: 2 (1 is dry, 7 is very sweet)
Residual Sugar: 7.8
Contains Sulphites: Yes