"Jardin d`Ulysse" Extra Brut
Chardonnay/Pinot Noir/Pinot Meunier. This "Jardin d'Ulysse" 2015 is the first vintage of this wine, which comes from a 1.55-hectare plot of old vines, planted to all three varieties in Collin's home village of Congy (where it appears on local vineyard maps as "Le Village" and is referred to by locals as "Le Clos") in the northern Coteaux du Morin. The exposure is a mix of northern and southern and the soils are soft clay and silex topsoils over limestone. As for all Collin Champagnes, the fruit was hand-harvested, the clusters destemmed and the grapes gently pressed; the juice was fermented spontaneously and slowly (up to six months) with natural yeasts in mainly-used Burgundy barrels; the wine was aged in foudres and tonneaux. The wine was bottled without fining or filtering and aged sur lattes for 5 years. The wine was disgorged and finished with a dosage of 1-2 grams/liter.