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Bollinger : La Grande Annee 2014

Bollinger : La Grande Annee 2014

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Bollinger : La Grande Annee 2014

A refined vintage champagne with a rare aromatic expression by Bollinger

The estate

Timeless and legendary, the Bollinger Champagne House, nicknamed "Boll" by the inhabitants of the Champagne region and "Bolly" by the English, is part of an exclusive group of fine Champagne houses. Champagne Bollinger’s style is defined by the exemplary precision brought to each step of the winemaking. The respect for 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. More than just an art, it is a heritage.

The vineyard

La Grande Annee 2014 by the Bollinger Champagne House stems from 19 exceptional vineyards situated in the Cete des Blancs and the Montagne de Reims. The Pinot Noir grapes are mainly from Ay and Verzenay, while the Chardonnay grapes that complete the blend are mostly from Chouilly and Oiry.

Vinification and aging

Bollinger's La Grande Annee is only made during exceptional years when the grapes showcase a perfect balanced. The wine is made exclusively in small old barrels and ages in the darkness of the Bollinger cellars for twice the time recommended by the appellation.

This 2014 vintage results in a gastronomic champagne that harmoniously combines complexity, precision, aromatic intensity and minerality.

The blend

Pinot Noir (61%)

Chardonnay (39%).

La Grande Annee 2014 by Bollinger: Characteristics and tasting tips

The tasting

Color

The color reveals a beautiful golden hue. The effervescence is fine and delicate.

Nose

The nose reveals a highly complex aromatic palette. Opening up to fragrances of cherry, lemon, quince and bergamot, when aerated, the bouquet blends a subtle iodine note with aromas of hazelnut, almond, mirabelle plum and peach.

Palate

Fine and expressive, the palate is seduced by this champagne's subtle acidity, its delicate texture and its airy feel. The palate intensely stretches to a pleasant finish whose saline and exquisite length blends with aromas of fruits from trees and citrus fruits.

Service

For an optimal tasting experience, we recommend serving Bollinger’s La Grande Année 2014 between 8 and 10°C.

Food and wine pairing

Bollinger's La Grande Annee 2014 will perfectly complement Mediterranean sea bass served with grilled potatoes and courgette flowers. Langoustine ravioli, foie gras or pan-fried scallops with citrus-flavoured butter and kombu seaweed are also refined food and wine pairing alternatives.

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