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.
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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.
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.
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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 sub-£10 fizzes on the market. 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.
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