Textured and expressive. Bollinger’s prestige champagne is produced only when the harvest reaches a perfect balance.
65% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay. 21 crus: mainly Aÿ and Verzenay for the Pinot Noir, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger and Oiry for the Chardonnay.
Exclusive use of the cuvee. Fermented entirely in barrels.
At Bollinger, only very high quality harvests become a vintage: the exceptional 2012 vintage led to Bollinger creating expressive wines that were simultaneously full, fresh and complex.
Maturation: Sealed with a natural cork and cellar aged for more than twice the time required by the appellation.
To the eye: The delicate colour and golden hues are a sign of the wine’s maturity and Bollinger’s wine-making methods. To the nose: Full and expressive. Apricot, almond and hazelnut, followed by notes of honey and cereals intertwining in a symphony of aromas. On the palate: Exceptional texture and structure. Dense, silky with a long finish. Fresh and full with a delicious refined finish.
Food pairings: Scallops with sorrel and vanilla. Grilled oyster, smoked butter and sea purslane. Hen of the woods mushroom, potato emulsion and truffle.