Champagne Collard – Picard
Cuvée Prestige Extra Brut
*Magnum (1,5ltr.) supplied in Giftbox
Mainly derived from the Champagne Grand Crus and Premier Crus, it’s composed of the best of the first batch of grapes (Cœurs de Cuvée and Cuvée). Cuvée Prestige benefits from vinification without malolactic fermentation and maturing in oak barrels for an average of 12 to 15 months. Eight years of blending then three years of cellar aging refine this exceptional cuvée. The perfect balance between finesse, fruitiness and character make this a wine to be enjoyed at any time.
Blending: 50% Chardonnay (Côte des Blances terroir), 25% Meunier and 25% Pinot Noir, Vallée de la Marne terroir.
2019 Gilbert & Gaillard Rating 90/100
2019 Decanter Rating Silver 90 points
2019 International Wine Challenge Silver
2019 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles Gold Medal
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.