Bollinger


Bollinger La Grande Annee '08|Vintage|2008

Winemaking

Winemaking


Barrel-fermented Barrel-maturation Aged 8 Years on Lees

Earth

Earth


Mineral

Foods

Foods


Toasty Malt Biscuit

Stone Fruit

Stone Fruit


Peach Plum

Nut

Nut


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

- Cured ham, Seared scallops or Grilled lobster? Which would you choose?

Watch out Bond, the all new '008 is in town. It's looking sleeker, sharper and more sophisticated than ever. Read more to see what you're in for. 

On the eye: The delicate colour and golden hues are a sign of the wine’s maturity and reflective of Bollinger’s winemaking methods.

On the nose: A wonderful aromatic depth. The wine’s fruit-driven, spicy and floral notes intertwine to reveal a highly complex nose, wild peach, plum and orange peel precede saffron and tonka bean, complemented by fresh, mineral notes.

On the palate: Dense and harmonious in the mouth. A creamy effervescence and fresh structure, with a gentle saline finish.

Note: This last release isn't available in the 2008 gift box.

Why is Grande Année so special?

La Grande Année is the embodiment of the carefully preserved traditional expertise of the Bollinger Champagne House. The wine is therefore exclusively vinified in small aged oak barrels.

Champagne Bollinger has never abandoned this traditional craft method, which helps develop aromas of great finesse. After a prolonged ageing on its lees, even today every bottle of La Grande Année is riddled and disgorged by hand.

 

$239.99

Club Price $227.05 (?)

Winemaking

Winemaking


Barrel-fermented Barrel-maturation Aged 8 Years on Lees

Earth

Earth


Mineral

Foods

Foods


Toasty Malt Biscuit

Stone Fruit

Stone Fruit


Peach Plum

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

- Cured ham, Seared scallops or Grilled lobster? Which would you choose?

Watch out Bond, the all new '008 is in town. It's looking sleeker, sharper and more sophisticated than ever. Read more to see what you're in for. 

On the eye: The delicate colour and golden hues are a sign of the wine’s maturity and reflective of Bollinger’s winemaking methods.

On the nose: A wonderful aromatic depth. The wine’s fruit-driven, spicy and floral notes intertwine to reveal a highly complex nose, wild peach, plum and orange peel precede saffron and tonka bean, complemented by fresh, mineral notes.

On the palate: Dense and harmonious in the mouth. A creamy effervescence and fresh structure, with a gentle saline finish.

Note: This last release isn't available in the 2008 gift box.

Why is Grande Année so special?

La Grande Année is the embodiment of the carefully preserved traditional expertise of the Bollinger Champagne House. The wine is therefore exclusively vinified in small aged oak barrels.

Champagne Bollinger has never abandoned this traditional craft method, which helps develop aromas of great finesse. After a prolonged ageing on its lees, even today every bottle of La Grande Année is riddled and disgorged by hand.

 

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 


Blend of the 2008 vintage: 71% Pinot Noir, 29% Chardonnay. 18 crus: mainly Aÿ and Verzenay for the Pinot Noir, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger and Cramant for the Chardonnay.  Fermented entirely in aged oak barrels. At Bollinger, only very high quality harvests become a vintage: in 2008, the remarkable maturity of the grapes combined with a phenomenal acidity have produced a wine of infinite depth and allowed an exceptional vintage to be created. Maturation: Sealed with a natural cork and cellar aged for more than twice the time required by the Appellation. Dosage: Moderate, 8 grams per litre.