Champagne Collet Range
Created in 1921, Champagne Collet in Ay is the oldest society of Champagne growers and takes its name from its founder.
Collet's quality rests on three key factors, namely the sourcing of the finest raw materials, the use of modern technology, and the use of time honoured methods and traditional cellar ageing of three years.
Only recently available outside France, these Champagnes have shown extremely well in blind tasting and are of truly outstanding quality.
Collet Carte Noire Brut
A blend of 40 seperate crus -10 % Chardonnay, 25 % Pinot Noir and 65 % Pinot Meunier aged for a minimum of 3 years. A warm golden colour with an intense, almost amber, hue. Initial impressions are of spices, fresh butter and ripe wheat. On the palate, it is vinous, powerful and robust.
Collet Carte Rouge Brut
A blend of 15 seperate crus - with 40 % Chardonnay, 50 % Pinot Noir and 10 % Pinot Meunier. A “Champagne with spirit". Light and lively, bright and crystal clear, with a very fine, and active bead. Delicate and fruity nose and mineral notes, characteristic of the Chardonnay grape give it an irresistible charm.
Collet Extra Brut
40% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir and 10% Pinot Meunier. Wines are selected for their finesse and moderate acidity. Very little sugar is added after disgorging. Spirited and lively with remarkable aromas, a superlative bubbly!
Collet Blanc De Blancs
100% Chardonnay, a pale golden yellow colour with aromas of citrus fruit and hints of hawthorn and acacia blossom. The palate has great finesse and finishes with wonderful balance.
Collet Demi Sec
10% Chardonnay, 25 % Pinot Noir and 65% Pinot Meunier. Smooth and soft with warm, fruit-filled aromas in a combination of floral and mineral notes. The dosage has been perfectly measured – an invitation to indulge in sweet bliss.
Collet Carte Cuvée du Fondateur (Founder's Reserve)
A blend of 20 seperate crus - 40 % Chardonnay, 40 % Pinot Noir and 20 % Pinot Meunier. An intensely effervescent, green gold Champagne with an attractive mousse at the surface of the glass. On the nose, complex, intense, initially fruity followed by aromas of brioche and fresh bread. On the palate, it is well-balanced and harmonious with excellent structure, roundness and good length.
NON VINTAGE ROSÉ
Collet Cuvée Rose
A blend of 15 seperate crus - 70 % Pinot Noir and 30 % Chardonnay. A soft, harmonious “Champagne with heart". Raspberry-pink in colour, this mellow, creamy Champagne is round and fruitywith rose, honey and cinnamon aromas. The consonance and subtlety of its mellow aromas are worthy of note.
Collet Carte D'or Millésimée1999
A blend of 10 seperate crus - 55 % Pinot Noir and 45 % Chardonnay. Full of golden highlights, the nose is reminiscent of bread and honey. On the palate, this is a mouth-filling, fleshy and delicate Champagne with a mix of citrus flavours. A complex, elegant vintage that is a rare and successful combination of freshness and length.