Bollinger


Bollinger James Bond Limited 007 Edition 2011 |Brut |2011

Bollinger

Bollinger James Bond Limited 007 Edition 2011

Brut 2011

$349.90

This incredible limited edition cuvée celebrates 2 important milestones. Firstly, it celebrates the historic partnership between Bollinger and Bond. Bollinger has been the exclusive Champagne partner of Bond since 1979, so 2019 marks the 40th anniversary of their relationship. Secondly, it celebrates the release of the upcoming movie, No Time to Die, which will be the 25th movie in the series (and Bollinger’s 15th Bond movie since the start of the partnership).

The fruit is sourced exclusively from the historic Grand Cru vineyard of Ay, where the house has been based since its creation in 1829.

2011 inspired the Cellar Master to create this unique Champagne made exclusively from Pinot Noir grapes sourced from the Grand Cru village of Aÿ. This is the first time that Bollinger has created a cuvée solely from this unique cru. The extraordinary harvest of 2011 produced Pinot Noir which is complex, powerful and harmonious, celebrated in this wine of great character.

Richard Juhlin: “The decision to use Pinot Noir for this 2011 vintage, exclusively from the home village of Aÿ with its mighty fruit is nothing short of brilliant. Perhaps wait about ten years until the wine has reached its peak and completely integrated its enormous fruit with the barrel notes, but the wine is already magnificent with its deep ripe aroma of Gravenstein apples, backed by fresh wooden notes. House typical and powerful.”

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.

Fermentation: Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation take place entirely in small old oak barrels (average 20 years old), maintained in Bollinger’s cooperage.
Ageing: Cellar aged for more than twice the time required by the appellation. Second fermentation takes place for more than 7 years on the lees in bottles with natural corks. Riddling and disgorging are performed entirely by hand.
Dosage: 4g/l
Alcohol: 12%

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.

Technical details

Fermentation: Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation take place entirely in small old oak barrels (average 20 years old), maintained in Bollinger’s cooperage.
Ageing: Cellar aged for more than twice the time required by the appellation. Second fermentation takes place for more than 7 years on the lees in bottles with natural corks. Riddling and disgorging are performed entirely by hand.
Dosage: 4g/l
Alcohol: 12%

Descriptors & Texture


Pinot Noir Dominant

Winemaking


Barrel-maturation

Earth


Mineral

Foods


Baked Apple

Orchard Fruit


Red Apple