This great champagne has great complexity with notes of honey, sweet spice and nuts. On the palate, mature, soft and a long finish with subtle acidity and a fresh finish.
65% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay. 100% Grands and Premiers Crus.
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. La Grande Année is the embodiment of the carefully pre-served traditional expertise of the Bollinger Champagne House. The wine is exclusively vinified in small aged oak barrels. Champagne Bollinger has never abandoned this traditional craft method, which helps develop aromas of great finesse. After a prolonged ageing on its lees under a natural cork and staple, even today every bottle of La Grande Année is riddled and disgorged by hand. The grapes for the 2012 La Grande Année come from 21 crus: mainly Aÿ and Verzenay for the Pinot Noir, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger and Oiry for the Chardonnay
Champagne Bollinger was established in 1829 by Jacques Bollinger and to this day is still family owned. Benefitting from ownership of 166 hectares of vineyards in the finest Premier and Grand Champagne Bollinger wines are deﬁned as much by the vines the grapes come from, as by the blending process, or the House’s century old barrels in which the wines mature.
|Grapes||Chardonnay,Pinot Noir,Pinot Meunier|