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Bollinger R.D. 2007 Magnum (1.5L) in Gift Box |Vintage |2007

Bollinger

Bollinger R.D. 2007 Magnum (1.5L) in Gift Box

Vintage 2007

$1,175.00

- Iconic prestige cuvée: the R.D. in its latest vintage

- The R.D. (Recently Disgorged) was created by Madame Lily Bollinger

- In a magnum format! (1.5L)

Rarity of vintages - Few vintages reach the desired standard for R.D. Rarity of volume – there is a limited number of bottles, each one riddle and disgorged by hand. Each of these vintages is a unique expression of the R.D. cuvée.

The 2007 harvest, one of the earliest for a century in Champagne produced grapes of an exceptional quality. The contrast between the intensity of the spicy aromas, the notes of fruit, brioche and honey, and the wine’s freshness makes for a rare tasting experience of this vibrant cuvée.

On the nose: Complex on the nose with aromas of honey and brioche. This is followed by a host of spices (ginger, cumin, caraway and more), before evolving into notes of Mirabelle plum, dried apricot and fresh hazelnut. On the palate: A lively and clean opening that reveals notes of white plum, walnut and aniseed. Its freshness is beautiful and its tension incredible.


Why is R.D. 2007 so special?

With the 2007 vintage, the original material of the label is restored, as well as the font of the legendary 1952 vintage, the first of the Bollinger R.D. cuvées. The disgorgement date appears once again. The 2007 vintage of the R.D. cuvée embodies the House’s dedication to hard work and Madame Bollinger’s vision. It underscores the belief in the authenticity of expertise. The contrast between freshness on the palate and the spicy aromatic intensity of Bollinger R.D. 2007 brings a new experience of the cuvée to lovers of fine wine. 

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.

70% Pinot Noir; 30% Chardonnay. All Grand Cru and Premier Cru fruit. R.D. 2007 is vinified entirely in older oak barrels (up to 40 years old). The wine remains in barrel for 6 months, undergoing both alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in barrel. The wine is then bottled under cork to undergo its secondary fermentation, rather than crown capsule. As a result, every bottle has to be hand-riddled and hand-disgorged. After 14 years on the lees, the wine is given a dosage of only 3 grams per liter, making it Extra Brut. 

Technical details

70% Pinot Noir; 30% Chardonnay. All Grand Cru and Premier Cru fruit. R.D. 2007 is vinified entirely in older oak barrels (up to 40 years old). The wine remains in barrel for 6 months, undergoing both alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in barrel. The wine is then bottled under cork to undergo its secondary fermentation, rather than crown capsule. As a result, every bottle has to be hand-riddled and hand-disgorged. After 14 years on the lees, the wine is given a dosage of only 3 grams per liter, making it Extra Brut. 

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.

Reviews

“Minerally on the nose, with accents of sea breeze and brine, transitions on the palate to a deep and finely-knit range of ripe nectarine and dried white cherry fruit, chopped almond and espresso crema, and hints of tangerine peel, saffron and ground cardamom. Fine and lacy in texture, this is sleek and mouthwatering through to the finish, where the salinity returns, echoing a lasting note.” - A.N. - Wine Spectator

“Disgorged on July 10, 2020, with three grams per liter dosage, Bollinger's eagerly awaited 2007 Extra-Brut R. D. is beautiful, unwinding in the glass with aromas of crisp orchard fruit, citrus pith and white flowers mingled with hints of honey, orange oil, buttery pastry, English walnuts and delicately spicy bass notes. Full-bodied, vibrant and incisive, it's unusually elegant and structurally fine-boned for what is routinely one of Champagne's more muscular tête de cuvées, with a bright spine of acidity that's cloaked in vibrant, concentrated fruit, complemented by a pearly pinpoint mousse and concluding with an intensely sapid finish. Long and penetrating, this is a tightly coiled R. D. that will reward bottle age.” - Wine Advocate 

Winemaking


Barrel-fermented Barrel-maturation

Earth


Mineral

Foods


Toasty Toasted Brioche Butter Honey

Orchard Fruit


Pear

Stone Fruit


Nectarine White Cherry Plum

Nut


Hazelnut

Herbs & Spices


Spice