Champagne Colin Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne France, 2008, 750
Copy of Champagne Colin Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne France, 2008, 750
100% Chardonnay from Cramant and Oiry Grand Crus
Aged at least 60 mo on the lees and six mo additional aging post disgorgement
Average vine age of over 35 yrs.
Champagne Colin is one of my most exciting recent discoveries in Champagne.
Based in the famous village of Vertus, their wines represent to me purity of focus. They are so amazingly elegant and well made it is easy to miss unless you really pay attention.
The Colin Family has been in Champagne for seven generations and decided in 1995 to become an independent grower making their own Champagne rather than selling grapes to a big house or co-op. You and I can be grateful they did. Try these mesmerizing Champagnes you will not be sorry.
Gold color with a fine bead.
On the nose: Marzipan, brioche, pastries candied orange peel, lemon curd and biscuit, and baking spice.
On the palate: Pear, orange zest, buttered biscuit, almonds, hay in the sunshine, toast and chalky minerality. Firm and fine with a with a long focused finish. The last of this 2008 vintage available, get it while you can.
Like all of the Colin wines, pretty, feminine, delicate and balanced, they will put you in a trance. This Champagne brings the power that will drive and supports it long into the future. They have not been "discovered" yet. When that happens prices will go up sharply.
Colin Champagnes continue to offer value and class far beyond the price point.
Pair with Fish, and shellfish or a nice glass. Great crisp and rich aperitif. My favorites include Foie gras, caviar, fried chicken (seriously, I dare you), sushi, prawns, brown butter seared scallops and crab.