Collard-Picard Champagne Synesthésie redefines “the pleasure of the senses”
“The pleasure of the senses gives meaning to pleasure”. With these words, the owners of the Champagne House Collard-Picard created “Synesthésie”, an exceptional champagne vintage set in a jewel-like box…
“Synesthésie” celebrates all of the human senses, a blend of feelings that French poet Charles Baudelaire celebrated in his most famous collection of poems “Les Fleurs du Mal”. “Synesthésie” was used by Baudelaire to describe his mystical experience. Scents are assimilated to sound, colour and touch.
It is the same kind of experience that the special champagne vintage 2006 and 2007 will give to the owners of one of the Synesthésie gift boxes created by Champagne Collard-Picard. The two owners of the champagne house, Caroline and Olivier Collard, are passionate about preserving the great wine-making traditions of the region. For “Synesthésie”, they selected the ‘Coeur de cuvée’, which is the very purest juice drawn from the first pressing. The wine is aged in traditional large oak barrels. Malolactic fermentation is withheld, allowing the champagne to age for many years. Rarely used traditional corks and clips enable the champagne to breathe while it matures for a minimum of ten years in the cellars.
The grapes, picked from vines of 45 years on average, make up this subtle blend as follows: 80% Chardonnay from the famous Côte des Blancs classified as Grand Cru (le Mesnil-sur-Oger and Oger) and 20% Pinot Noir from the Marne Valley (Reuil). They can be kept for up to 15 years in optimal conditions, protected from the light.
In its black and gold case, the beautifully shaped bottling of the Synesthésie contains exceptional vintage champagnes from 2006 and 2007. Only 500 signed gift boxes are available!