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Champagne Lucien Collard Extra Bruttext
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Champagne Lucien Collard Extra Brut NV

Champagne, FranceOwner Lucien Collard comes from long heritage in Champagne, with his ancestors growing wine since the 17th century. The Collard family settled in Bouzy in 1919 through the marriage of Lucien Collard (grandfather of the current owner of the House) and Julia Bara, she of the Champagne family Paul Bara, who settled in Bouzy in 1833. Lucien Collard and his god-daughter Auriane now create fabulous champagnes from their 2 organic hectares of vines split between Bouzy in Montagne de Reims, and Celles sur Ource in the Aube. This is a blend of 70% pinot noir and 30% chardonnay, with at least 3 years on lees, and dosed with 4 g/L. Red apple and cherry is met with lightly nutty oxidation that runs along a deep and textured chalky palate, finishing with a limestone buzz. Great bones and structure here in this gastronomic and smart food wine.Tasted: 10 November 2023Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
England$45.00750mlEngland (GBP)
Producer: Champagne Lucien CollardBlend: Pinot Noir - Chardonnay