The end-of-year holidays are filled with moments with your loved ones where the joy of coming together deserves to be highlighted. Choosing champagne is a harmonious match with the excitement of this period, from Christmas to New Year's Day. Choosing Bollinger means treating yourself or gifting a champagne meticulously crafted according to tradition, which carries the richness of know-how passed down from generation to generation and is carefully produced in an exceptional environment.

About Bollinger

Founded in 1829 by Jacques Bollinger, the house will be delegated to his son Georges, then his grandson Jacques before being entrusted to the latter's wife upon his death in 1941. Élizabeth Bollinger will mark the history of the estate for having traveled the world promoting the Bollinger style and champagne during the difficult post-war period.

Bollinger style  

The house's champagnes are distinct and coveted by enthusiasts for their singularity, power, refinement and complexity. This style is the result of an equation of five elements characteristic to the estate:

 The exceptional vineyard  located at the heart of the best crus of Champagne, composed at 85% of Grands and Premiers crus. Bollinger is one of the only estates in the region to produce most of the grapes used for its blends.

 Pinot noir  is a capricious grape capable of incredible finesse. It represents over 60% of the vineyard and brings power, body and vinosity to the cuvées. It is the backbone of the Bollinger identity.

 Reserve wines  in magnums. Each year, a portion of the wines is taken to be stored in the reserve magnums. These age for several years and will be used in the blending of the Special Cuvée and the Brut Rosé to provide even more aromatic complexity.

 The barrels.  The Bollinger house favours traditional methods and only uses oak barrels previously used for Burgundy chardonnays. The last cooper in Champagne is busy providing the necessary care to some 4,000 barrels each year.

 The luxury of time.  All wines benefit from an aging period on lees two to three times longer than the set time dictated by the rules of the appellation. This is also what allows Bollinger champagnes to gain in complexity and finesse.

Four cuvées to give and to get to discover true Bollinger typicity

Bollinger Special Cuvée Brut

Formerly simply called “Brut sans année”, the subtlety and elegance of this champagne seduced the British agent Georges Bollinger who, in 1911, renamed it the “Special Cuvée”. More than a hundred years later, the English name of this vintage lives on. It is composed of 60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay and 15% Pinot Meunier. It offers a complex bouquet of roasted apple, compote and peach. The palate reveals fine bubbles and aromas of pear, brioche and spices.

Bollinger Brut Rosé

This rosé champagne offers beautiful freshness without compromising the structure and elegance characteristic of the house. The blend of 62% Pinot Noir, 24% Chardonnay and 14% Pinot Meunier presents notes of redcurrant, cherry and field strawberry, as well as a spicy touch reminiscent of the Special Cuvée style. The palate presents structure and liveliness under a fine bubble and notes of field berries.

Bollinger La Grande Année Brut Champagne 2014

A wine that is precise, fine and complex with its minerality and exceptional intensity. Notes of cherry, lemon, quince and bergamot are enhanced by hazelnut, almond, Mirabelle plum and peach in a complex bouquet. The palate offers a very fine texture as well as a saline finish accompanied by complex flavours of orchard and citrus fruits.

Bollinger R.D. Extra Brut 2008

This champagne is the embodiment of Madame Bollinger’s audacity. Released just a few months after disgorging, this very low dosage Extra Brut cuvée offers a delicious nose of marzipan, stewed apricot, honey, bread and bergamot. The rich and precise palate reveals flavours of Mirabelle plum, vine peach and citrus fruits. A very complex and persistent champagne which reveals a saline finish. To fully appreciate it, serve at 12°C.

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