Crémant de Limoux Wine
Philippe Collin honed his wine-making talents in his native Champagne before making the astute decision to up sticks to the Limoux in 1980, when land prices in the western Languedoc were at rock bottom. His eponymous 'Domaine Collin' enjoys an enviably high elevation at 400 metres above sea level and a long, dry ripening season. Unsurprisingly, Philippe favours a 'Champagne' blend of 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay for his principal 'Cuvée Sélection' which has a delicate mousse, toasted brioche top notes and a persistent orchard fruit palate. It represents excellent value for money and is currently the best-selling fizz in our ever expanding Crémant portfolio. Philippe also makes an estimable rosé Crémant de Limoux from a blend of 65% Chardonnay, 25% Chenin Blanc and 15% Pinot Noir. It has a pretty coral pink robe, crushed summer berry scents and flavours and an elegant, dry finish. Being both pink and sparkling, it is very much of the moment and has proved predictably popular.