Champagne Collard – Picard
Cuvée des Archives Millésimée 2012 Vintage, (numbered bottles in limited series)
Deriving from the Cœurs de Cuvée from the 2012 harvest of the terroirs of the Côte des Blanc (Grand Cru) and the Vallée de la Marne, this cuvée is vinified and matured in oak barrels for 18 months, without malolactic fermentation or filtration, after the fashion of our ancestors. In the Champagne tradition of centuries past, a cork stopper with staple is put in place upon bottling, and will be kept throughout the entire aging on racks, enabling micro-oxygenation of the wine, to help guarantee long conservation, This cuvée d’exception can be consumed right now, but can also be aged for many more years in the calm and darkness of a temperature cellar. It will satisfay the greatest champagne aficionados with its mix of finesse and powerfull flavours.
Blend ratio: 80% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Noir.
2019 Gilbert & Gaillard Rating 93/100
It is impossible to really taste an ice-cold wine. Champagne should therefore be served at a temperature between 6 ° and 10 ° C.
More to the lower limit of this range for the Non-Vintage Champagnes and more to the upper limit for the Vintage Champagnes.
You can achieve this temperature by placing the bottle, which comes from a cellar with a temperature of 10 ° to 15 ° C, in a cooling bucket filled with ice and water for 20 minutes. At a temperature of 6 to 9 ° C,
not only the odor and taste is at its best, but the pressure of the carbon dioxide has decreased to 1 atmosphere.
This makes it easier to open the bottle without spilling.
You can also put the bottle of champagne in the fridge but this no longer than 10 days. In any case, place the bottle in the least cold part of the refrigerator.
Is the bottle not completely empty? No problem ! Some people think you should drink a bottle of champagne completely empty!
You can simply close the bottle of champagne with a cork and then keep the bottle in the fridge for 24 hours without any problems.
With a special champagne cap it is even possible to keep the champagne sparkling for a few days.