Les Maillons Rosé de Saignée Extra Brut NV (2016)


100% 2016 vintage.

Les Maillons is a 6-hectare vineyard of which Collin owns 2.5 hectares in the village of Barbonne-Fayel in the Côte de Sézanne, just south of the Coteaux du Morin. The eastern-exposed Pinot Noir vines were planted in 1971 in heavy clay soils with chalky limestone sub-soils. As for all Collin Champagnes, the fruit is hand-harvested and pressed; the juice is lightly sulfured and settled overnight, then fermented spontaneously and slowly with natural yeasts in oak; the wine is bottled without fining, filtering or sulfuring and aged sur lattes for an extended period, 3 years in the case of Les Maillons. Unusually, Collin's rosé is made with a maceration of the juice with the skins, as opposed to the adding of red wine to a white base. The wine is disgorged and finished with a small dosage of 1-2 grams/liter at most.


96 points
"The NV Extra Brut Rosé de Saignée Les Maillons (2016 base) is fabulous. Rich and expansive, with soaring aromatics, the Maillons is a drop-dead gorgeous beauty. The purity and intensity of the Pinot is so striking. Rich and dense, yet also wonderfully gracious, the Maillons is a total knock-out. It is a wine with tremendous personality and character. I loved it. Disgorged: March 1, 2020."
Antonio Galloni,
Vinous Media
, November 2020

Product Line: 
Sparkling Rosé
Pinot Noir
Farming Type: