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“Of the most unique and thrilling wines being made in Champagne. There is little question Collin’s wines are now on the same level as those of his mentor, Anselme Selosse.”  - Robert Parker

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History

Olivier Collin’s Champagne is in the village of Congy in the Sézannais, south of the Côte des Blancs. Collin gives credit to Anselme Selosse for inspiring him to become a Champenois vigneron. He did a training period with Selosse in 2001, which he describes as "one of those encounters that changes your life. Selosse is the one who drove him to take back the portion of his family estate that was rented to Pommery.

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Vineyards

In 2003 when he had his first harvest, the grapes had been badly hit by frost and he had to sell its entire production to the negoce. However Collin succeeded in making his first wine in 2004, from a 1.2-hectare parcel in a vineyard called Les Pierrières, in the nearby village of Vert La Gravelle, the vines here are about 30 to 60 years old. In addition, he has some other Chardonnay parcels in Vert La Gravelle and Congy, as well as parcels of Pinot Noir that are between 35 and 60 years old.

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Winemaking

Collin farms his vines organically and winemaking here is as natural and non-interventionist as possible. Fermentation is carried out with indigenous yeasts. Both the alcoholic and malolactic fermentation are carried out in three- to six-years old barriques. The wine is not fined or filtered. Collin continues to experiment relentlessly, and even though his wines are often the objects of controversy, they are anything but consensual.

His wines exhibit a deeply vinous presence and a firmly pronounced chalkiness, emphasizing the expression of terroir over fruit flavor.

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 Antonio Galloni, Wine Writer (United States)  tasted  1 wines  from  Ulysse Collin . In a tasting of  19 wines 

The 2012 Cristal is another absolutely stellar wine this flight of recent releases. Rich, vinous and beautifully textured, the 2012 has been nothing short of magnificent on the three occasions I have tasted it so far. In the glass, the 2012 is radiant and luscious, yet it possesses remarkable transparency and striking aromatic depth. Light tropical notes develop in the glass, giving the 2012 a real feeling of exotic beauty. The 2012 is the first vintage of Cristal done with 100% organically-farmed fruit, an approach introduced gradually starting with the 2007 that has profoundly changes Cristal, especially in its aromatic breadth. Two thousand twelve is the vintage where endless trials and experiments in farming and winemaking are fully realized. The 2012 is just stunning. It’s as simple as that. Dosage is just over 7 grams per liter, the lowest it has even been for Cristal.

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 Antonio Galloni, Wine Writer (United States)  tasted  1 wines  from  Ulysse Collin . In a tasting of  26 wines 

The NV Brut Grande Cuvée Grand Siècle No. 24 (Magnum) is ethereal and beautifully lifted. White flowers, mint, white pepper and green orchard fruit all grace this exquisite, super-expressive Champagne. I would cellar the No. 24, as it is pretty tight today and also not ready to deliver the full Grand Siècle experience. The blend is 2007 (60%), 2006 (20%) and 2004 (20%), three vintages that are especially complementary. Disgorged May 27, 2019. 

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 Aaron Nix-Gomez / Wine Historian, Pro (United States)  tasted  1 wines  from  Ulysse Collin . In a tasting of  30 wines 

2003 Chapoutier, Hermitage Le Pavillon. On the second night this is a seamless wine of brooding strength.  The savory and salty start builds incredible depth of flavor backed by tactile sensation of extract.  This is an inky, mouth coating wine with licorice, floral flavors, and new oak.  This is an intense, modern wine.  **** Now – 2033.

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 Christer Byklum , Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  3 wines  from  Ulysse Collin . In a tasting of  31 wines 

2009 Shea Willamette Valley Shea Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir:
Ruby. Red berries, fruity, rich, intense, oaky notes, not easy to see the grape influence here. Freshish acidity, ripe tannins, rich and ripe and then very oaky, edgy oaky on the palate, good length. 89points

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 Erin Larkin, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  1 wines  from  Ulysse Collin . In a tasting of  10 wines 

Pierre Peters ‘Les Chetillons’ Blanc de Blancs 2008, 99 points /Nervously close to perfect.  I can’t think of a thing I would add or take away to this complete wine.  It is walking on a tightrope of acidity, tension, expansive minerality and restrained fruit.  There is finesse and power here at once. Devastatingly, my one and only bottle.  But worth it.  INCREDIBLE.

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