Collard-Picard

Collard Picard Cuvee des Archives 2012 Extra-Brut Grand Cru

R4,500

A complex, rich and distinctive Champagne to ravish the icons

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Description

Description

 

Additional information

Additional information

Critics Top Rating

96 points

Grape Variety

Champagne Blend

Producer

Collard-Picard

Product Type

Champagne

Vintage

2012

Wine Group

Prestige

Wine Occasion

Indulgence, Icon & Invest

Wine Region

Champagne

Curated Selection

Organic & Biodynamic, Women in Wine

Story

Story

The Champagne COLLARD-PICARD has been founded 1996. It gets its exceptional character in the course of two champagne families which operate two noble terroirs: the right bank of the Marne Valley for the COLLARD branch and the Côte des Blancs for the PICARD family. The ancestral know-how of these real craftsmen has been transmitted for two centuries, from generation to generation. Lending an ear to nature in order to understand and to sublimate her, Olivier and Caroline accompany with smoothness through daily care and an as natural approach as possible (ploughing, grassing, organic fertilizing…). With its address at 15 Avenue de Champagne in EPERNAY, the grower and harvester family company COLLARD-PICARD is guided by an absolute requirement in terms of quality. “More than a family history, a true passion”.

Specifications

Specifications

A beautiful blend of 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir, this cuvée was vinified and matured in oak barrels for 30 months on the lees. Sealed in the traditional way with a cork stopper allowing for gentle micro-oxygenation.

Disgorged at 2g RS/L

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

We highly recommend a large bowl glass than a flute to enjoy it at its best. One to perhaps muse over slowly at the end of a meal, allowing its richly fruited toffee apple and torn brioche flavours to emerge and develop.

Critic Ratings

Critic Ratings

Best in Show – Concours de Bruxelles 2022

James Suckling – 92 points

 Sharp and spicy with ginseng, white pepper, butterscotch, toffee apple, lemon and dried pineapple on the nose. Medium body with sleek, soft bubbles and sharp acidity. Tangy finish. Dosage 2g/L. Disgorged in August 2021. May soften with a couple of years in bottle.

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