HARD FACTSWINE NAME: Anthime Cuvée Héritage Brut PRODUCER: Domaine Collet APPELLATION: Champagne GRAPE VARIETIES: 60% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir FERMENTATION TANKS: French oak barrels YEASTS: Natural MALOLACTIC: Blocked AGED IN: Bottle AGED FOR: 30 months on the fine lees TOTAL PRODUCTION: 1500 VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 3 PACKAGING TYPE: Carton BOTTLE SEALING: Natural cork
The Collet family produce 1500 bottles annually of this glorious juice, made mostly from old vine Chardonnay grapes with an addition of Pinot Noir. Barrel aging, blocked MF and smart Dosage treatment is the winning recipe here.
The Wine’s Story
This rare cuvée highlights not only the Collet brothers’ true dedication to quality, but also proves what’s possible in the Cote de Sezanne area. Old vine parcels are carefully vinified, exclusively in French oak barrels, and then given an extended time on the lees before Degorgement. Blocked malolactic fermentation and low Dosage further enhances lightness and elegance but this seriously complex wine is far from anemic, instead it sports great fruit intensity and wonderful overall balance.