Bollinger


Bollinger La Grande Annee '07|Vintage|2007

Winemaking

Winemaking


Barrel-fermented Barrel-maturation Aged 8 Years on Lees

Earth

Earth


Mineral

Foods

Foods


Toasty Malt Biscuit

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Walnut

Herbs & Spices

Herbs & Spices


Spice

Aÿ

Aÿ

What to expect


- 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.  

$199.99

Club Price $189.05 (?)

Winemaking

Winemaking


Barrel-fermented Barrel-maturation Aged 8 Years on Lees

Earth

Earth


Mineral

Foods

Foods


Toasty Malt Biscuit

Nut

Nut


Walnut

Herbs & Spices

Herbs & Spices


Spice

What to expect


- 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.  

About the house

About the house


Technical details 

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 which they have never deviated from. 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, being the largest (along with Krug) than any other producer in the region. Currently Bollinger own some 164 hectares in some of the best vineyard sites across champagne.  

Technical details 


"70% pinot, mainly from Aÿ and Verzenay; 30% chardonnay, mainly from Avize, Chouilly and Le Mesnil-sur-Oger; a blend of 13 crus, 95% grand cru and 5% premier cru; a higher proportion of pinot noir than usual because 2005 was believed to be a great season for pinot noir; entirely fermented and matured in oak barrels; aged under natural cork 8.5 years on lees; 6g/L dosage" Tyson Stelzer - The Champagne Guide 2018-2019