Champagne Collard-Picard Cuvée de Prestige

Today I will speak of a company created rather recently, in 1996 Olivier Collard and Carolina Picard created the brand “Champagne Collard-Picard” with 11 hectares of land cultivated with the technique of “lutte raisonnée”, which provides an usage less frequent and less aggressive chemical agents compared to traditional cultivation.
I chose to sample their Cuvée Prestige for the characteristics. It is a champagne produced from grapes mainly from Grand Cru and Premier Cru (50% Chardonnay, 25% Pinot Noir, 25% Pinot Meunier) including only the first pressings. Does not pass malolactic fermentation and is processed from reserve wines matured in wooden casks for 10/15 months. The passage on the lees it lasts three years. At the sight shows a gold drain, very fine bubbles. The nose especially toasty and yeast. The taste is very full, vinous the right, the wood is also evident that the toasty, the acidity, though not intrusive. Given the strong character can be considered as a champagne food pairings, can be comfortable with fish or white meats in sauces, mushrooms, medium-aged cheeses. This champagne to a first approach am a little surprised ‘by the presence of wood in a clear way and the acidity, the overall result is a very personal, firm but not forgotten the pleasure. Collard-Picard Cuvée Prestige retains freshness and invites the taste.

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