Bollinger

Special Cuvée

Multi-Vintage
Champagne
France
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Varietals
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Meunier
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Palate Character

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COLOR
Pale Gold
BODY
ACIDITY
SWEET
ALCOH.
12%
GRAPE(S)
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Meunier
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Why this wine made the cut…
A perennial classic that does not disappoint.
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GRAPE VARIETAL(S)
Pinot Noir
60% Pee-NO NWAR
Pinot Noir is arguably the most revered grape variety in the world with origins in Burgundy, France where the best expressions can still be found. Pinot Noir is not only a tough grape to grow, it also shows miniscule differences in terroir arguably more than any other grape variety. Stylistically, it is generally higher in acid and lower in tannin but can vary depending on the location, and winemaking technique. It is very versatile with food, and shows a range of flavor from red and black fruit, floral, spice, earth, and mineral qualities.
Chardonnay
25% Shar-do-NAY
Chardonnay may be the most versatile white wine grape, often seen as a blank canvas. It displays various flavors and aromas depending on where it is grown and more specifically, how it is made. It can range in Palate Character from Bright & Crisp to Rich & Full depending on the climate. It is also particularly malleable and highly affected by winemaking choices like as malolactic fermentation, lees stirring, barrel fermentation and ageing practices.
Meunier
15%
Country / State
France
Region
Champagne
Producer
Bollinger
Winemaker(s)
Gilles Descôtes
Vintage
Multi-Vintage
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Champagne Bollinger

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Bollinger was established in 1829 and remains family managed to this day. While that is rare in Champagne, it is Bollinger’s meticulous approach and style that most notably sets them apart. 

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60% of Bollinger’s grapes come from their own vineyards, an unusually high percentage for large Champagne houses. Stylistically, the wine’s unique character is heavily influenced by using no less than 60% pinot noir and being 100% fermented in barrels made by their own cooperage. A bit of a misnomer, since they do not make new barrels, but recondition older barrels, some reaching the century mark!

Bollinger uniquely stores its reserve wines in magnums to be later blended into their non-vintage cuvées. This laborious process necessitates opening each magnum by hand to blend into the non-vintage wines, requiring a team of seven for a full month every year. The attention to detail pays dividends as the wines showcase a depth of flavor and creaminess that are keynotes of the house style.