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Bollinger B13 Blanc de Noirs Champagne |Blanc de Noirs

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Bollinger B13 Blanc de Noirs Champagne

Blanc de Noirs

$250.00

Please note the first 48 bottles sold will be shipped today. If you miss the first run your bottle will be sent on the 11th of November when the second boat lands and we will notify you. Good luck! 

- Limited Edition 2013 Vintage Champagne
- 100% Pinot Noir Champagne
- Unique late harvest, punctuated by snow, frost and violent storms

Bollinger B13, made exclusively from Pinot Noir, has been crafted by the House to express the excellence of the vineyards in the Montagne de Reims. The cuvée comprises just five crus, 92% of them Grands Crus and 8% Premiers Crus. The B13 is a tribute to Bollinger’s oenological and environmental values that have allowed the House to continuously produce high quality grapes.  

The B13 is a limited edition cuvée, standing for 'Bollinger 2013'. The vintage is inspired by the 2013 harvest, which featured unprecedented climate conditions, including snow and frost which resulted in a late harvest. 

Bollinger B13 is a very pure and chiselled expression of Pinot Noir, unique even for the famous Bollinger family. The wine offers notes that are unusual for this grape variety, such as candied lemon and citrus peel. 

The House generally uses several vessels to accentuate its Pinot Noir wines: steel, wood, and sealing reserve magnums with a cork. This cuvée has harnessed all of Bollinger’s know-how, with the aim of creating a 100% Pinot Noir champagne with a unique taste. The wines are matured on lees for 7 years, and feature a low dosage of 6g/L. 

A golden champagne with a rich and complex nose. The champagne opens with notes of ripe fruit, fruit jellies and almond paste, followed by aromas of plum and peach. On the palate, experience generous and elegant fruit flavours of pear and fresh almonds, marked by the chiselled, mineral expression of Pinot Noir bringing in note of citrus and candied lemon. Finish with a hint of saline and a velvety persistence.

Bollinger remain quite possibly one of the most famous family-owned champagne houses of all. Bollinger are well known for their dominance of the powerful and expressive pinot noir from Aÿ where they were founded, their use of magnums for production of all their wines and a traditional wine making style incorporating fermentation in oak barrels from which they have never deviated. They still have their own in-house cooper who makes and manages their stock of some 3,500 barrels! That equates to about 1 million bottles being fermented in barrel - that is the largest (along with Krug) of any other producer in the region. Currently Bollinger own some 164 hectares in some of the best sites across Champagne.

The 2013 harvest faced unique climate conditions, including a long winter punctuated by snow and frost, followed by a scorching hot summer peppered with violent storms. 

Despite these turbulent conditions, Bollinger was able to shape wine from this late harvest into a vintage, crafting the limited edition B13. It is thanks to the House's ethical farming practices in the vineyard and environmental values that Bollinger is able to benefit from high-quality grapes, no matter the challenges certain years present. 

The B13 is presented in a crisp white giftbox, communicating the fascinating story of Bollinger's environmental values meeting the challenging 2013 harvest conditions. The box itself is 100% recyclable, crafted using recycled paper and plant ink. The pure white represents the snow and frost that were so characteristic of 2013. The precise lines evoke the the rows of vines and illustrates the chiselled profile of the champagne.

Technical details

The House generally uses several vessels to accentuate its Pinot Noir wines: steel, wood, and sealing reserve magnums with a cork. This cuvée has harnessed all of Bollinger’s know-how, with the aim of creating a 100% Pinot Noir champagne with a unique taste. The wines are matured on lees for 7 years, and feature a low dosage of 6g/L. 

A golden champagne with a rich and complex nose. The champagne opens with notes of ripe fruit, fruit jellies and almond paste, followed by aromas of plum and peach. On the palate, experience generous and elegant fruit flavours of pear and fresh almonds, marked by the chiselled, mineral expression of Pinot Noir bringing in note of citrus and candied lemon. Finish with a hint of saline and a velvety persistence.

The Story

The 2013 harvest faced unique climate conditions, including a long winter punctuated by snow and frost, followed by a scorching hot summer peppered with violent storms. 

Despite these turbulent conditions, Bollinger was able to shape wine from this late harvest into a vintage, crafting the limited edition B13. It is thanks to the House's ethical farming practices in the vineyard and environmental values that Bollinger is able to benefit from high-quality grapes, no matter the challenges certain years present. 

The B13 is presented in a crisp white giftbox, communicating the fascinating story of Bollinger's environmental values meeting the challenging 2013 harvest conditions. The box itself is 100% recyclable, crafted using recycled paper and plant ink. The pure white represents the snow and frost that were so characteristic of 2013. The precise lines evoke the the rows of vines and illustrates the chiselled profile of the champagne.

About the house

Bollinger remain quite possibly one of the most famous family-owned champagne houses of all. Bollinger are well known for their dominance of the powerful and expressive pinot noir from Aÿ where they were founded, their use of magnums for production of all their wines and a traditional wine making style incorporating fermentation in oak barrels from which they have never deviated. They still have their own in-house cooper who makes and manages their stock of some 3,500 barrels! That equates to about 1 million bottles being fermented in barrel - that is the largest (along with Krug) of any other producer in the region. Currently Bollinger own some 164 hectares in some of the best sites across Champagne.

Reviews

“On this vintage with a prolonged growing season, Bollinger played the cool card, choosing to go with a high proportion of Verzenay fruit (51%). The combination of cool vintage and cool terroir is truly attractive for a blanc de noirs. Already the nose has lovely zingy fruitiness to it, lemon custard, perfectly ripe peaches and elegant spicy and chalky tones. The ensemble comes across as elegant, super juicy and purely fruity. My favourite of Bollinger limited editions so far!” MW Essi Avellan July 2021 

Earth


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