Bollinger : "Vieilles Vignes Françaises" Blanc de Noirs 2009
Marks and reviews
An aromatic vintage champagne with a great precision by Bollinger
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 symbolised Bollinger champagne culture since its creation in Aÿ. 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 total grape varieties.
Bollinger's "Vieilles Vignes Françaises" Blanc de Noirs 2009 is made from two plots of land that are classified as Grand Cru and located in Aÿ, which resisted phylloxera. These two plots of land are part of the house’s winegrowing heritage and are worked by hand and sometimes even with the help of a draught horse.
Vinification and ageing
This exceptional vintage wine is only made when the harvest boasts a high quality. The ageing time in the cellar is more than twice as long as the Appellation’s rules of production. The dosage is low (4 g/l).
Pinot Noir (100%).
Bollinger's "Vieilles Vignes Françaises" Blanc de Noirs 2009: Characteristics and tasting tips
This wine showcases a beautiful golden hue.
The complex and full nose blends aromas of quince paste, mirabelle plum and dried fruit with subtle notes of mocha and toast.
The gourmet, rich and precise palate is seduced by this wine’s by persistence and its saline finish.
Food and wine pairing
Bollinger "Vieilles Vignes Françaises" Blanc de Noirs 2009 will complement white caviar or white truffles.
For an optimal tasting experience, serve between 10 and 12°C.