The most refined of these new releases, the Blanc de Noirs Les Maillons wrap around the palate with endless layers of sensual fruit. Sweet red berries, flowers and subtle spices waft from the glass, but the Maillons is all about weightless, crystalline purity, tension and grace. From a purely textural standpoint, the Maillons stands apart for the finesse of its mousse and its exceptional overall harmony.
Collin is among a handful of vignerons redefining great Champagne. Before taking over his family vineyards, Collin spent time working under Anselme Selosse, which heavily influenced his winemaking style. For the Les Maillons, Collin harvests the Pinot Noir grapes uncommonly ripe, with potential alcohol reaching over 12%, and the dosage is kept extreme low or is totally absent.
Since his debut in 2004, Collin’s wines have become increasingly refined, and it’s been thrilling to watch his wines achieve greater and greater heights. Ulysse Collin is unquestionably one of the most unique and compelling domaines in all of Champagne.