Nicknamed "Boll" by the inhabitants of the Champagne region and "Bolly" by the English, the timeless and legendary Bollinger Champagne House is part of an exclusive group of great Champagne houses. Champagne Bollinger’s style is defined by the exemplary precision brought to each step of the winemaking process. Respecting traditions, riddling the bottles by hand, corking reserve magnum bottles, the last barrel maker in the Champagne region, the drive for excellence symbolises the whole culture of Champagne Bollinger since its creation in Aÿ in 1829. More than just an art, it is a heritage.
The Bollinger Champagne House stands out due to its 174 hectares split into seven main vineyards, 85% of which are Grands Crus and Premiers Crus, enabling the House to be one of the few Champagne Houses to produce its own grapes for its blends. Pinot Noir, the house's signature grape variety, constitutes 60% of the vineyard's total grape varieties.
Produced using the 2013 vintage as the base, this B13 Blanc de Noirs Brut by Bollinger comprises grapes that stem exclusively from 5 crus, 92% of which are Grands Crus and 8% Premiers Crus. Its dosage is 6 g/l.
An authentic expression of the excellence of the vineyards of the Montagne de Reims, this B13 Blanc de Noirs Brut by Bollinger is a vibrant tribute to the oenological and environmental values advocated by the Champagne house.
Presented in a 100% recyclable box made mostly of recycled materials, this limited edition champagne magnifies both the singularity of the vintage and the pioneering vision of the Bollinger Champagne House.
The year 2013 was marked by a particularly long winter, with numerous periods of snow and frost. Despite these less than ideal conditions and a later harvest than in recent vintages, the quality of the 2013 marked the history of the Bollinger Champagne House.
Vinification and ageing
Bollinger's B13 Blanc de Noirs Brut is aged for over 7 years on lees.
B13 Blanc de Noirs Brut by Bollinger is a 100% Pinot Noir.
The colour has a subtle golden hue.
Rich and complex, the nose blends fragrances of ripe fruit, fruit jelly and almond paste with flavoursome notes of mirabelle plum and vine peach.
Very elegant, the palate is seduced by the refined alliance between expressive fruit and flavoursome aromas of pear, fresh almonds and tarte Tatin. Precision blends harmoniously with a beautiful minerality marked by delicious notes of citrus and candied lemon. The palate is marked by its velvety feel and its beautiful length, all leading to a pleasant finish with a refreshing salinity.