- Iconic cuvée well-known in James Bond
- Pinot dominant style from the great 2007 vintage, fermented and matured in oak
- Will pair well with a richer dish like Veal with a bread and parmesan crust
This harvest was definitely on the cooler side, with the warm spring weather snapping into a pretty cold and wet August, quite standard in champagne's Atlantic climate.
The success of Grande Année 2007 owes everything to Cellarmaster - Gilles Descote's sage experience in waiting for a drying wind and the return of sunshine following the rainy August prior to picking led to an excellent example. It has taken a few years for the wine to open up and now it is in full swing showing the full array of Bollinger fruit profile. Expect morello cherry, wood spice, velvet complexity and a cool, refreshing palate with an excellent finish.
This wine is stunning and shows how good vintage champagne can be in the right hands. 70% pinot noir 30% chardonnay with 8 years on lees (aged on cork), entirely fermented and aged in oak.
Tyson Stelzer rates this 97 points The latest release from Bollinger is the refined and powerful La Grand Année vintage 2007.