Crémant de Limoux Brut Cuvée Selection

Crémant de Limoux Brut Cuvée Selection
Crémant de Limoux Brut Cuvée Selection

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Philippe Collin, the son of a Champenois, makes this bottle-fermented sparkling wine from 'Champagne grapes' Pinot Noir & Chardonnay in the Limoux region. The fine mousse and clean finish of this excellent Crémant de Limoux belie its Seventies label and humble price tag.

(24 customer reviews)
Bottle
£12.50
Bottle (case)
£150.00
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Crémant de Limoux Brut Cuvée Selection

If there was a contest to find the most apt wine for the current turbulent economic climate then Philippe Collin’s Crémant de Limoux Brut 'Cuvée Selection' would surely be a contender. Made from a 'Champagne' blend of 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay and bottle-fermented in the méthode traditionelle, it is a versatile crowd-pleasing fizz that belies its modest price tag.

With a light, frothy mousse, attractive biscuity nose and crisp, dry, spankingly-clean palate, this Crémant de Limoux Brut is a terrific choice for all the occasions when budgets are abridged but bubbles are beneficial, perfect for all manner of celebrations from the hamster's birthday to the decree nisi being confirmed.


Domaine Collin (Phillippe Collin)

Domaine Collin (Phillippe Collin)


Philippe Collin is the son of a Champenois vigneron and he moved to Limoux in 1980, planting his vineyard from scratch around the village of Tourreilles. Philippe has long been a fervent believer that Limoux provides an ideal climate for the Champagne grapes, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Historically, Philippe has been frustrated by the appellation rules which stated that the local grape, Mauzac, must dominate Limoux sparkling AOC wines. In 1990, the appellation of Crémant de Limoux was created to include higher proportions of Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc and, in 2003, Pinot Noir was finally sanctioned as a permitted grape variety.

Style:
White Wine, Dry (Sec), Full-bodied, Sparkling
Region:
LanguedocLimoux
Producer:
Domaine Collin (Phillippe Collin)
Grape variety (Cépage):
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Wine pairing - drink with:
Olives
Cellarage:
Best drunk within 2-3 years of bottling.
Vinification:
The grapes are hand-picked at optimum ripeness and are then pressed and fermented to produce a still wine. This base wine is then vinified in the Méthode Traditionelle to induce a secondary fermentation. The wine rests on its lees for at least 15 months before dégorgement and final bottling.
Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
12.5%

INDEPENDENT FEEDBACK

(24) reviews

96%


Crémant de Limoux Brut Cuvée Selection
DateScoreCustomer CommentOur Response
11-May-2015
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I've never had a bad wine

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08-May-2015
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Friendly and helpful as before

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26-Mar-2015
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Swift service, bottles well packed

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23-Mar-2015
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Very pleased with the wine.

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23-Jan-2015
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Excellent value and very enjoyable

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23-Jan-2015
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very efficent

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22-Jan-2015
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excellent range of characterful wines and efficient service

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19-Jan-2015
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delicious

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28-Aug-2014
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Greatly enjoyed by us on previous occasions, purchased as a gift on this occasion and enjoyed just as much by the recipient. A sparkling wine that always pleases.

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27-Aug-2014
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The service has always been first rate. However, on the odd occasion when my delivery was slow in coming, Sebastien has always acted immediately to remedy the situation!

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10-Aug-2014
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I always find the customer service friendly and efficient.

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21-Feb-2014
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good quality wines at a price you'd expect.

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23-Jan-2014
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I like Yapp for their more unusual wines. I appreciate their comments on what food would match the wine best. I look for food matching before I buy.

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04-Oct-2013
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I've been a regular customer for more years than I care to count and have always liked Yapp's range of wines which are individual, sometimes quirky, generally interestingly full of terroir and a wonderful contrast to blandly commercial supermarket lines. Robin Yapp's legacy is in general in safe ha...

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03-Sep-2013
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A really enjoyable wine.

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18-Jul-2013
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Excellent and helpful service

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09-Jul-2013
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As brilliant as ever!

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08-Mar-2013
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Efficient.

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12-Feb-2013
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Excellent service, as always.

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15-Jan-2013
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Good timely delivery with a high quality product

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What others think of this wine...

The Wine Gang - August 2015 says:The son of a Champenois vigneron who moved to Limoux in 1980, Philippe Collin has always championed the classic Champagne varieties in his traditional method fizz rather than the local grape, Mauzac, and so here we have a Chardonnay and Pinot Noir blend that's full of zest for life, apples and elderflower with a nod to the biscuit richness that keeps it serious yet very easy to drink. 88/100.
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Reviewed in The Independent says:Yapp has uncovered a gem that sparkles in its Domaine Collin, Crémant de Limoux Selection NV, richly yeasty and as teasingly frothy as a young champagne.

Anthony Rose, The Indepedent says:This excellent southern French sparkling wine is one of the best... It's a bottle-fermented blend of four-fifths pinot noir and a fifth chardonnay and is rich in champagne-like biscuity personality with a suitably creamy mousse and lively tang that will grace any festive occasion.