When you combine great fruit, quality wine making and serious panache, you end up with Charles Collin Brut. This maison has been producing fabulous champagne since 1952 and it is a gem.
What we love is the immediate citrus driven nose of lemon and orange zest with the pinot noir shining through and bringing with it notes of white peach, red apple, pear and brioche.
It has been aged generously for three years on lees, which adds to the silky mouthfeel and has an alluring richness thanks to the addition of 25% reserve wine that provides a long, harmonious and refreshing finish.
Champagne Charles Collin was founded in 1952 in the heart of the Côte des Bar region and represents over 140 grape growers with 330 hectares of vines, making them one of the largest producers in the region. Based across two sites in Fontette and Essoyes, which is coincidentally also the home of the famous impressionist Auguste Renoir. They produce an excellent range of champagne at their state-of-the-art facility, from their award-winning Brut right through to their Prestige Cuvée – Cuvée Charles, in honour of their founder Charles Collin who was the man behind the grower vision back in the early 50’s.Over 90% of the vineyards are planted with Pinot noir, the remainder being planted with chardonnay. This is reflected in the range with the wines showing purity, expression and finesse. They are a young and dynamic team led by the talented winemaker Guillaume Cartier.