Champagne Bollinger La Grande Année 2007
Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Bollinger’s interpretation of an exceptional year
Bollinger’s prestige champagne is produced only when the harvest reaches a perfect balance.
70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay. 14 crus: mainly Aÿ and Verzenay for the Pinot Noir, Cramant and Oger for the Chardonnay. 91% Grands crus and 9% Premier crus./Exclusive use of the cuvee. Fermented entirely in barrels./At Bollinger, only very high quality harvests become vintage: the very early harvest and fresh qualities of the year 2007 make this vintage exceptional./Maturation: Cellar aged for more than twice the time required by the appellation. Sealed with a natural cork whilst ageing./Dosage : Low, 7 grams per liter.
To the eye: The delicate colour and golden hues are a sign of the wine’s maturity and Bollinger’s wine-making methods.
To the nose : A first impression of fresh almonds, then yellow-flesh fruit aromas evoking peach and mango; toasted, roasted notes accompanied with dried citrusand pink grapefruit.
On the palate: A lovely aromatic fullness with honey flavours and a smooth chalky texture; candied lemon notes and a delicious bitterness, a wonderfully refreshing finish.