Bollinger


Bollinger La Grande Année Rosé 2014 |Prestige |2014

Bollinger

Bollinger La Grande Année Rosé 2014

Prestige 2014

$329.00

- Length and refinement

- Traditional winemaking in small old oak barrels and hand riddling

- La Grande Année Rosé 2014 enhances fine dining experiences

The House of Bollinger only produces vintage champagnes in exceptional years, when the grapes have reached a perfect quality and maturity with a perfect balance between the acids and sugars. Hence the denomination "Grande Année" given to this champagne which, unlike the "Special Cuvée", is only produced from grapes of that particular harvest. The 2014 vintage gave rise to a wine that is simultaneously precise, refined and complex, in terms of both its minerality and exceptional length.

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.

Refined and with excellent length, La Grande Année Rosé 2014 enhances the finest dining experiences to create perfectly aligned pairings. To fully appreciate its unique style, bouquet and aromas, this wine is best served between 8 and 10°C. Enjoy now or cellar.

To the eye: An appearance with pinkish glints.

To the nose: A real mosaic of fruit - aromas of raspberry, wild strawberries, cherries etc. Notes of peach and quince complete this fruity bouquet.

On the palate: This wine is characterised by its creamy effervescence, splendid volume in the mouth and long aromatic persistence. Its wonderful acidity and sea-air characteristics appear alongside flavours of orchard fruits and berries.

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.

A Blend of 63% Pinot Noir and 37% Chardonnay. Sourced from 19 crus: mainly Aÿ and Verzenay for the Pinot Noir, Chouilly and Oiry for the Chardonnay. 5% red Côte aux Enfants wine.

Fermented entirely in aged oak barrels. 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.

 

- Bluefin tuna tataki with cherries and wild strawberries

- Blue lobster with raspberries and wild strawberries

- Roast duck breast with apple and quince compote

 

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 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.

Food Pairings

- Bluefin tuna tataki with cherries and wild strawberries

- Blue lobster with raspberries and wild strawberries

- Roast duck breast with apple and quince compote

 

Technical details 

A Blend of 63% Pinot Noir and 37% Chardonnay. Sourced from 19 crus: mainly Aÿ and Verzenay for the Pinot Noir, Chouilly and Oiry for the Chardonnay. 5% red Côte aux Enfants wine.

Fermented entirely in aged oak barrels. 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

Winemaking


Barrel-fermented Barrel-maturation

Orchard Fruit


Quince

Stone Fruit


Peach Cherry

Red Fruits


Raspberry Wild Strawberry