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Bollinger La Grande Année 2012 Magnum (1.5L) |Vintage

Bollinger

Bollinger La Grande Année 2012 Magnum (1.5L)

Vintage

$745.95
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La Grande Année is the embodiment of the carefully preserved traditional expertise of the Bollinger Champagne House, in an exceptional format (1.5L).

  • Vinification takes place exclusively in small old oak barrels
    (20 years old on average), maintained in Bollinger’s
    cooperage, of which there are more than 3,500.
  • Riddling and disgorging are performed entirely by hand,
    and take place after ageing on the lees in bottles with,
    natural corks.

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

To the nose: full and expressive. Apricot, almond and hazelnut, followed by notes of honey and cereals intertwining in a symphony of aromas.

On the palate: exceptional texture and structure. Dense, silky with a long finish. Fresh and full with a delicious refined finish.

Food Pairings

Thanks to its incomparable depth and creamy texture, La Grande Année is truly a great gastronomic champagne. Its rich texture, creamy effervescence and delicate bitterness make it the ideal partner for refined dishes and fine products.

  • Scallops with sorrel and vanilla.
  • Grilled oyster, smoked butter and sea purslane.
  • Hen of the woods mushroom, potato emulsion and truffle.

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.

Blend of the 2012 vintage: 65% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay.
21 crus: mainly Aÿ and Verzenay for the Pinot Noir, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger and Oiry for the Chardonnay. Exclusive use of the cuvée. Fermented entirely in aged oak barrels.

At Bollinger, only very high quality harvests become a vintage: the exceptional 2012 vintage led to Bollinger creating expressive wines that were simultaneously full, fresh and complex.

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.

    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

    Blend of the 2012 vintage: 65% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay.
    21 crus: mainly Aÿ and Verzenay for the Pinot Noir, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger and Oiry for the Chardonnay. Exclusive use of the cuvée. Fermented entirely in aged oak barrels.

    At Bollinger, only very high quality harvests become a vintage: the exceptional 2012 vintage led to Bollinger creating expressive wines that were simultaneously full, fresh and complex.

    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.

      Descriptors & Texture


      Creamy Pinot Noir Dominant

      Winemaking


      Barrel-fermented

      Foods


      Toasty

      Stone Fruit


      Apricot

      Tropical Fruit


      Yellow Fruit

      Nut


      Almond