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Collet Brut Collection Privée Champagne

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Collet Champagne Brut Collection Privée 2008The Collect Champagne Collection Privée has warm notes of saffron, vanilla and apricot complement rich aromas of brioche, walnut and a hint of smoke. A smooth,...

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Vendor: Champagne ColletSKU: 61903N/ATags: Champagne, Collet, France

Collet Champagne Brut Collection Privée 2008

The Collect Champagne Collection Privée has warm notes of saffron, vanilla and apricot complement rich aromas of brioche, walnut and a hint of smoke. A smooth, opulent wine, with finesse and astonishing length.

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. Vintage 2008 was initially a difficult year, with a damp spring resulting in challenging conditions in the vineyards. However a warmer and drier August and a fine, warm September helped to regain the maturation of the grapes and resulted in an excellent vintage. The Champagnes of 2008 are classically styled with a fresh scintillating acidity balanced by powerful flavour concentration. Vineyard The Chardonnay came from the Grands Crus of the Côte des Blancs: imparting softness from Oger and Le-Mesnil-sur-Oger, richness of Avize and elegance from Chouilly and Cramant. The Pinot Noir contributes richness and opulence from iconic Grands Crus such as Aÿ, Louvois, Mailly-Champagne, Verzy and Verzenay. The two Premiers Crus of Hautvillers and Tauxières-Mutry finish off this extraordinary blend.

Winemaking - For the Collection Privée cuvée, the must was fermented in French oak from local forests in the Champagne region. Following the alcoholic fermentation, 64% of the wine was aged in small oak barrels, also originating from Champagne forests; prior to being blended. This cuvée was bottle aged for a minimum of seven years in the very heart of the historic limestone cellars, which are centuries old.

Tasting Note - An enchanting golden colour with a persistent effervescence. Warm, comforting notes of saffron, vanilla and apricot complement rich aromas of brioche, walnut and an intriguing hint of smoke. The intense expression of ripe fruit is characteristic of the warm, sunny 2006 vintage. A smooth, opulent wine, showing finesse and astonishing length.

Serving Suggestion Truffles, game or aged Comté cheese.

Grape Chardonnay 60%, Pinot Noir 40%

Winemaker: Sebastien Walasiak

Region: Champagne Sub region: Champagne Country: France

Alcohol: 12.5%

Dry/Sweetvalue: 2 (1 is dry, 7 is very sweet)

Residual Sugar: 6

Contains Sulphites: Yes

Vegetarian/Vegan: Yes/Yes

Milk/Eggs: No/No

Organic/Biodynamic No/No

Can you explain your shipping charges?

We charge the amount the courier charges us to deliver the wines. In the majority of cases this is £10.00 for a dozen wines. For local delivery we charge £5.00 as we can often do this ourselves, by local we mean Milton Keynes.

Couriers charge by weight and size and a case of wines is both heavy and bulky and so the costs are fairly high. The charges are the same if you are buying 1 bottle or 6 bottles but they change if you go over 6 bottles due the the excess weight and size. Couriers also charge a fee to cover fuel excess and this all goes towards the total cost not to mention the 20% VAT to be added to everything.

Currently if someone orders a dozen wines they are charged £10.00 but if they order 24 bottles the charge is the same!

If you wish to have your wines shipped to other countries the costs are extreemly high and often not worth paying for. The cost for example to ship to the USA for a dozen wines would be £100.00 for the shipping alone! Therefore we have taken the decision not to ship any wines outside of the UK.

 

What is your minimum order?

The minimum order is 1 bottle! I prefer it if people order more and you get better value with the delivery if you do this too!

 

What if I want to send wine as a gift?

No problem, we will send to your preferred address and even include a card free of charge!

We have two kinds of cards a blank one and a Thank you one. However if you want a Valentines one or a birthday card or anyother type of card please let us know. We will write your personal greeting and even include the soppy stuff. We don't charge for the cards as its our way of thanking you for choosing us to send a gift to your loved one. 

 

What about a discount?

I may be able to take a little off the price if you ask nicely and there is a large enough order. Please do not ask for a discount on any orders under 12 bottles.  Email me with your requirements and I will let you know if I can do anything. However the best way to get a discount is to sign up for the newsletter as there is often special offers given away to newsletter subscribers.

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Collet Brut Collection Privée Champagne

£52.00 £50.11