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Bollinger Champagne
Bollinger Grand Annee Rose 2007, a name synonymous for the finest of champagne world over. Renaudin-Bollinger & Cie, has a history dating back to the early 1800’s and controlled by decedents of the Bollinger family until 2008 when the chairman was appointed form outside the family. Situated in Ay in the centre of Champagne, where Pinot noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier makes up for most of the Bollinger wine collection. While most of the grapes are estate grown, others are sourced from growers associated with the house for years. This 2007 vintage will delights the most discerning. In the glass, gold tints and delicate hues reflect with the intense depth of a great red wine. To the nose wafts of cherry pips, jam-imbued fruits and aromas of dried figs abound, with hints of elderflower and pear. The palate combines those rich fruits with a delicious vivacity enhancing the peach and apricot flavour enhanced in the mouth with hazelnut and acacia blossom. A subtle combination of structure, length and vivacity, with a tannic finish due to the adjunction of red wine Bubbles as fine as velvet Flavours of wild berries

Winemaker Notes

Gilles Descôtes

Bollinger Champagne

by Gilles Descôtes
The Bollinger vineyard covers 165 hectares, most of which are classified Grand or Premier cru. Pinot Noir predominates, a demanding grape variety with an intense character which forms the backbone of the Bollinger style. Continuity of style is ensured by an exceptional collection of over 700,000 reserve magnums, making Bollinger the only champagne House with such a wide and precise palette of aromas for their blends. As a guarantee of supreme quality, the best crus are vinified in wood thanks to a stock of 3,500 small, aged casks. The House lets its wines mature for twice as long as the appellation requirement. This is not out of vanity, but because a great wine needs the luxury of time to develop its full character. "It is with great respect for Champagne Bollinger's know-how that I have accepted this responsibility. My experience within the House should help me contribute to its development by maintaining the style and excellence of the cuvees.” Wine Advocate gives this vintage a 94+ Wine spectator follows with a 95