Louis Dressner Selections - Wine Importer
Champagnes from Congy by Domaine Ulysse Collin.
Olivier Collin. Photo by Patrick Capiello.


In 2003, Olivier Collin recovered the 4.5HA of vineyards that his family had rented out for years. His first purchase was a second-hand high tractor and plows to work the land. His second went to used Burgundy-type barrels, which were at least 4 years old, because he thinks the still wine has to be made in oak.


This interview with Olivier Collin stems from an email exchange in October 2010.


This visit with Olivier Collin took place in January, 2015.

Words by Jules Dressner, photos by Noah Oldham, David Sink, Patrick Cappiello and Josefa Concannon.

This visit at Ulysse Collin took place in July 2013.

Words by Jules Dressner, photos by Maya Pedersen and Jules Dressner.


"Blanc de Blanc Extra Brut":
Soil: Chalk and clay top soil (50cm), soft clay and carbonated flint subsoil (rare in Champagne)
Grape: Chardonnay
Exposition: South/South-East
Vinification: fermented 6 to 8 months in small oak casks. Aged 13 months, with no fining or filtering. Then aged on lees (sur lattes) for 24 to 36 months.


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