Nicknamed “Boll” by those from Champagne or “Bolly” by the English, the timeless and legendary Bollinger Champagne House forms part of a small circle of three great Champagne houses. Bollinger Champagne’s style is defined through its remarkable precision, which is brought to every moment of production. With a respect for tradition, riddling done by hand, natural corks for magnum reserve bottles and the last permanent cooper in the region, excellence has symbolized Bollinger Champagne culture since its creation in Ay. More than just an art, it is a heritage.
The Bollinger Champagne House stands out for its 174 hectares spread out through seven main vineyards, 85% of which are Grand and Premier Crus, allowing the house to be one of the few which produces its own grapes for its blends. The house’s signature grape variety, Pinot Noir, represents 60% of the vineyard’s grape varieties.
Special Cuvee by Bollinger owes its name to the British estate agent who, having found the name "Brut sans annee" unsuitable, suggested the name "Special Cuvee" to Georges Bollinger.
Winemaking and aging
Exclusive use of the cuvee. Aging time in the cellar is more than 2 times greater than appellation rules. Dosage of 7 to 8g/liter.
The wine is golden, with a wonderfully fine effervescence.
The nose presents complex fragrances of ripe fruits and spices, to which notes of roasted apples, stewed fruits and peaches are added.
Structured, long and lively, the palate offers flavorful touches of pear, brioche, spices and fresh walnuts.
For an optimal tasting, serve at between 10 and 12°C.
Food and wine pairings
Special Cuvee by Bollinger goes perfectly with all kinds of fish, notably sushis and sashimis, crustaceans (shrimp, langoustine, crayfish, grilled lobster), poultry and white meats, or even parmesan and exceptional cured hams.