The Ulysse Collin family has been growing grapes just southwest of the Côte des Blancs since 1812. Les Maillons is a 6-hectare vineyard of which Collin owns 2.5 hectares with the eastern-exposed Pinot Noir vines being planted in 1971.
This is a remarkably complete and concentrated rendition of their Extra Brut Blanc de Noirs Les Maillons. It wraps around the palate with endless layers of sensual fruit (raspberry, lemon curd, white peach, apple), as well as notes of brioche, minerals, and almonds. Full-bodied, broad and vinous, with incredible depth, racy acidity and a long, searingly finish. The wine is bottled without fining, filtering or sulfuring
ULYSSE COLLIN, 'Les Maillons' Blanc de Noirs Extra Brut 2016