Les Roises Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut NV (2015)

NV
France
Champagne

100% Chardonnay. 75% 2015 & 25% 2014-2013 reserve.

Les Roises is a .60-hectare monopole of Ulysse Collin in its home village of Congy in the northern Coteaux du Morin. The 60-year-old vines have full southern exposure and are planted in clay topsoils with limestone-rich subsoils. 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, with the reserve wine spending an extra year in barrel; the wine is bottled without fining, filtering or sulfuring and aged sur lattes for an extended period, 4 years in the case of Les Roises. The wine is disgorged and finished with a small dosage of 1-2 grams/liter at most.

93 points
"The NV Extra-Brut Blanc de Blancs Les Roises (2015 base) captures all of the signatures of the house style in its vinous intensity and resonance. Readers will find a Blanc de Blancs that balances the natural generosity of this site with that extra touch of energy from the Extra-Brut style. I would give the 2015 a year or two in bottle, as it is still recovering from its disgorgement about six months ago. Apricot, chamomile, dried pear, smoke and light touches of floral honey linger. Disgorged: March 1, 2020."
Antonio Galloni,
Vinous Media
, November 2020

SKU/Code: 
DB8365-15
Product Line: 
Sparkling
Varietal: 
Chardonnay
Farming Type: 
Sustainable