Crémant de Limoux: Domaine Collin 'Cuvée Sélection' Brut
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.
|Style||White Wine, Sec, Full-bodied, Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Languedoc, Limoux|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Chardonnay, Pinot Noir|
|Food & Wine Matching||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 (%)||12.5|
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.View more wines from this producer...
Crémant de Limoux Brut Cuvée Sélection - Yapp Brothers One Minute Review
Sandra Rose reviews the Crémant de Limoux Brut Cuvée Sélection, from Domaine Philippe Collin - a sparkling wine from a 'champagne' blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. It makes an excellent aperitif, with a fresh, lively mousse and ripe apple and biscuit flavours.Yapp Brothers Videos