The Chardonnay vines that go into Collin's "Les Roises" bottling are 60 years old; this is very old for Champagne vines and they suffer from two maladies called "millerandage" and "court-noué," which may contribute to the intense concentration of this wine. "Millerandage" means that the vine yields small berries of very different sizes that ripen irregularly, and "court-noué" is a disease of the vines, themselves, which results in a decline in vigor. Yet this wine is absolutely incredible and special, and probably the most age-worthy of Collin's wines because of the sheer concentration and density of the juice in the bottle. Less open at this point than the Pierrieres and more pillar-like, this is the wine to throw in your cellar for ten years or so... -msb
Try searching by keyword, vintage, price, or any combination of the above! You can enter the name of a producer, region, grape, or even an importer or distributor! e.g.
* hyphen required
"french pinot noir 2008-2012"
Get 10% off the purchase price with every order of 12 bottles or more of still wine not already on sale. The savings add up!
Candela Prol, highly experienced certified wine educator and friend of the shop, is available for tastings and training for private and corporate events. For rates and other inquiries, please contact her at email@example.com .
*Offsite events are contracted to and coordinated by a 3rd party, and are in no way affiliated with Chambers Street Wines.