Olive trees and grass surround the vines at Domaine de Collin, where this bio-diverse farm in the Limoux region produces delightful, balanced wines, naturally. The Domaine controls the entire process from vineyard to the bottle. The vines are worked without chemical fertilizers or weed killers.
Raised by a vigneron in the Champagne region, Collin brought his knowledge of champagne to the Languedoc. He dedicates the majority of the vineyard to chardonnay, pinot noir, chenin grapes and a smaller fraction to merlot, syrah and cabernet sauvignon. The altitude, microclimate, and soil give this vineyard the ability to produce both wines of depth and complexity at a great value.
Blending: 30% Chardonnay, 40% Chenin Blanc, 30% Pinot Noir. Harvested by hand. Soft pressing in pneumatic press. Cold stabilization for 24 hours. Racking and fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. Second fermentation in the bottle for 3 months. Disgorged between 12 to 24 months after secondary fermentation. Dosage: between 4-10 grams.
Brut Cuvée Rosé NV
This Chardonnay based rose dressed in a pale salmon pink robe possesses a rich and lively character with Pinot Noir wild strawberry promise and Chenin Blanc enveloping aromatics. Clean and crisp minerality of Chardonnay is well balanced against zesty mouthwatering acidity. Versatile with food, outstanding on its own as an aperitif.
Blending: 75% Chardonnay, 15% Chenin Blanc, 10% Pinot Noir. 1% of Pinot Noir is added into the final blend at the time of bottling. Second fermentation in the bottle. Dosage: about 6 grams.