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Champagne Collard Picard

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Family estate since 1889

Location : the cellar in Villers sous Chatillon and the wineshop in Epernay

Area : 15 hectares (100% recoltant manipulant)

Use of the vineyard : organic farming since 2006
(not certified) on the plots of Grand Cru (Mesnil sur Oger and Oger) + 1er Cru (Vertus) - no insecticides on all the vineyard - grass cover on all rows - 100% organic fertilizers - systematic disbudding - manual harvest

Grapes :
chardonnay (côte des blancs of Mesnil sur Oger) + pinot meunier and pinot noir (vallée de la Marne)

 


Domaine Collard Picard

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Profile of the winegrower

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This is the story of two families from Champagne, one owner on the Côte des Blancs, the other in the valley of the Marne. The story of a happy wedding, the one of Caroline Picard and Olivier Collard. Heirs of four generations of winegrowers, they took off in 2006 and invested above the village of Villers sous Chatillon, the village where Olivier grew up. Their facilities are ambitious, with the perfect balance between tradition and modernity. Their press machine separates the heart of cuvees, the tanks are temperature-controlled, the pigeages are slow and maceration is cold. Here, there is no malolactic fermentation, but long aging in oak barrels up to 2 years. The corks are put at bottling and the dispensing liquor is issued from the grape juice. This strict discipline is also found in the vineyard, with a work respectful of the environment and the terroir. A philosophy that Olivier has inherited from his grandfather, Rene, a pioneer in the area. Their wines, definitely "haute couture", sublimate the palate by their refinement and precision.


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..........The wineshop, 15 Avenue de Champagne in Epernay

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......The cellar, 1 rue du vicomte de Chenizot in Villers-sous-Châtillon


Wines estate

- white CHAMPAGNE : cuvee Dom.Picard grand cru, cuvee "Archives", cuvee "Prestige", cuvee "Sélection" (brut or half-dry)
- blush CHAMPAGNE : Rosé de saignée 1er Cru "Merveilles des desserts" (half-dry), Rosé de saignée 1er Cru "Cuvée des Merveilles" (brut) et Rosé (brut)

- Champagne "Essentiel" 2006 (non dosage)


Press review and competitions :

91/100 IWR (June 2015) : Prestige

GUIDE HACHETTE 2016
2 stars
: Dom. Picard
1 star : Prestige

“Best champagne : Champagne Collard-Picard Cuvée Prestige Brut” - Victoria Moore, The Telegraph (05/12/2014)

Coup de coeur GUIDE HACHETTE 2015, 6 gold medals GUIDE GILBERT & GAILLARD 2015, The Telegraph, Decanter, Wine Master Challenge, concours des Vinalies internationales et nationales, concours des vignerons indépendants, concours mondial de Bruxelles, guide Dussert-Gerber.


 


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Website of winegrower: http://www.champagnecollardpicard.fr


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