Pinot Noir Pinot Meunier Champagne Epernay France
Fancy a bit of Blanc de Noirs? An exclusively black grape Champagne, equal components of Pinot Noir and Meuniere are sourced from grand old vineyards in the Pinot paradise of Vallee de la Marne. Maison Collard-Picard are the progeny of two dedicated families which have been husbanding the vineyards of Champagne since 1889. Collard-Picard will delight the Champagne enthusiast and engage all five senses with its remarkable masculine finesse and powerful Pinot charm.
Olivier and Caroline Collard-Picard are traditional family fruit growers with significant diplomas in viticulture and oenology, they manage their fifteen hectares of vine to a combination of old world, new world and environmentally sustainable, natural biodynamic agriculture. The exquisite wines of Collard-Picard are crafted from the finest, first pressing, free run juices. Batches are vinified in temperature controlled fermentation vats before assemblage with stocks of reserve wine. Components are transferred to seasoned oak barrels and treated to a term of three years maturation under the estate cellars, followed by bottling and a further spell of age, remuage et degorge, liqueur dosage and the final seal.
Rich honey golden hue, creamy, elegant mousse. Exuberantly fruity nose, almonds and framboise, toasty brioche notes, floral and citrus. Fleshy palate, structured and richly proportioned, yoghurt and cashew fruit flavours, stonefruits, cherries, butter biscuit. A charming, forward style of Champagne with splendid weight of fruit, generosity of palate and the most refined effervescence.