What You should Know About Bollinger Champagne

Bollinger is a Champagne house, a producer of sparkling wines from the Champagne region of France. They produce several labels of Champagne under the Bollinger name, including the vintage. Here are the collection of wines.

Special Cuvee: The Bollinger house style. This Champagne blend uses grapes from a given year, with the addition of reserve wines. Champagne author Tom Stevenson describes the house style as “classic, Pinot-dominated Champagnes of great potential longevity and complexity” which “tends to go toasty.

Blend: 60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay, 15% Meunier. Over 85% Grands and Premiers crus. Maturation: cellar aged for more than twice the time required by the appellation. Dosage: moderate, 8 to 9 grams per liter.

Grande Année : When Bollinger believes there is an exceptional harvest, bollinger produce their prestige Champagne Grande Année (“great vintage”) designed to express the character of the vintage. The house will select the best wines, to produce Grande Année. This Champagne is also available as a Rosé.

Blends: 70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay.  14 crus:  mainly Aÿ and Verzenay for the Pinot Noir, Cramant and Oger for the Chardonnay. 91% Grands crus and 9% Premier crus. Exclusive use of the cuvee.  Fermented entirely in barrels. Maturation; Cellar aged for more than twice the time required by the appellation. Sealed with a natural cork whilst ageing. Dosage; Low, 7 grams per liter.

R.D. (vintage): This blend is a logical extension of the Grand Année blend, taken further by extending the aging on lees. R.D. spends eight years on its lees, and is also, like the Grand Année, aged under cork, not crown seal. R.D. is a registered trademark of Bollinger.

Blends: 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay, 23 crus: mainly Aÿ, Verzenay, Bouzy and Tauxières for the Pinot Noir, Cramant, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Oger and Cuis for the Chardonnay – 71% Grands crus and 29% Premiers crus. Exclusive use of the cuvee. Fermented entirely in barrels. Maturation; A very long maturation, more than three times longer than required by the appellation, for an infinite array of flavours: a true wine alchemy. Dosage; Very low: “Extra Brut””, 3 to 4 grams per liter.

Vieille Vignes Françaises (vintage): Regarded as Bollinger’s prestige cuvee, this blanc de noirs is made in small quantity with wine from two small plots of ungrafted rootstock planted in low density

Blends: 100% Pinot Noir (Blanc de Noirs). At Bollinger, only very high quality harvests become vintage: in 2006, the Vieilles Vignes Françaises were harvested on September 14th and produced an exceptional Pinot Noir. Maturation; Cellar aged for more than twice the time required by the appellation Dosage; Moderate, 4 grams per liter.

Coteaux Champenois La Côte aux Enfants (vintage): This still red wine is produced from grapes grown on the south-facing slope of the 100% echelle vineyard, the Côte aux Enfants in Aÿ.

Blends:100% Pinot Noir Grand Cru from Aÿ. A very small production reserved for the greatest vintages. Ageing;
Aged for eight months in small oak barrels. The vintage of La Côte aux Enfants has a very good ageing potential.

This champagne drinks can be found on Nigerian online stores  let here what you think of the champagne, do you think it can compete with the likes of  moet, Laurent Perrier, Louis roederer Dom perignon?

 

 

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