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- 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.
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 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.