Domaine Collet: Anthime Cuvée Héritage Brut

HARD FACTS

WINE NAME: Anthime Cuvée Héritage Brut
PRODUCER: Domaine Collet
VINTAGE: NV (2010 base wine)
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
PRICE (ex. VAT): 495 SEK

Quick Facts

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.

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