Estanblished in 1921 as part of the oldest Champagne cooperative in the Grand Cru village of Aÿ, Champagne Collet is celebrating its 100-year anniversary with the release of Cuvée n°21. The limited-edition commemorative bottling in a nod to 19(21), and is made from a blend of 21 of the Champagne House’s best years dating back to 1961.
Aged for seven years in Collet’s century-old chalk cellars, Cuvée n°21 is sourced from Grand and Premier cru vineyards that reflect the diversity of the Champagne region’s terroirs. It has a dosage of 8 g/1 and offers complex aromas of acacia, honey and fresh butter with very fine, elegant bubbles that reflect the specificity of the house style. Like all Collet wines, it is created to complement various fine dining and fine drinking experiences, whether served as an aperitif or paired with sophisticated dishes.
This spirit of the “Roaring Twenties” lives on at Maison Collet today and is reflected in its rich heritage and its elegant, Art Deco-inspired visual identity. The elegant transparency of the Champagne Collet labels gives the brand a contemporary feel and is an expression of the brand’s sincerity and taste for innovation. This design universe has been applied to all the Champagne House’s creations, from the champagnes’ packaging, gift boxes and cases, to the decor of Villa Collet.
Old Bridge Cellars has been Champagne Collet’s exclusive national importer since 2017 bringing a selection of eight Champagne Collet cuvées to the US, all from Grand and Premier Cru vineyards: Brut Art Deco 1er Cru, Brut Original, Brut Rosé, Blanc de Blancs 1er Cru, Extra Brut 1er Cru, Demi Sec, Collection Privée Brut Vintage and its tête de cuvée, Esprit Couture.
Champagne Collet Cuvée n°21 is priced at $175 per bottle. For more information, head over to the brand’s official website.