Bollinger Grande Annee, Vintage 2012, Champagne

Bollinger Grande Annee, Vintage 2012, Champagne

La Grande Année is the embodiment of the carefully preserved traditional expertise of the Bollinger Champagne House. The wine is therefore exclusively vinified in small aged oak barrels. Champagne Bollinger has never abandoned this traditional craft method, which helps develop aromas of great finesse. After a prolonged ageing on its lees, even today every bottle of La Grande Année is riddled and disgorged by hand.

La Grande Année 2012 : 65% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay.  21 crus:  mainly Aÿ and Verzenay for the Pinot Noir, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger and Oiry for the Chardonnay. Exclusive use of the cuvee.  Fermented entirely in barrels. At Bollinger, only very high quality harvests become a vintage: the exceptional 2012 vintage led to Bollinger creating expressive wines that were simultaneously full, fresh and complex.

The delicate colour and golden hues are a sign of the wine’s maturity and Bollinger’s wine-making methods. Full and expressive on the nose. Apricot, almond and hazelnut, followed by notes of honey and cereals intertwining in a symphony of aromas. Exceptional texture and structure on the palate. Dense, silky with a long finish. Fresh and full with a delicious refined finish.

Pair this with Scallops with sorrel and vanilla; Grilled oyster, smoked butter and sea purslane; Hen of the woods mushroom, potato emulsion and truffle.

La Grande Année 2012 is the perfect champagne for gourmet food. To fully appreciate its unique style and aromas, La Grande Année 2012 is best served between 8 and 10°C.  You can enjoy La Grande Année 2012 now or choose to age it in your cellar.

Country: France
Region: Ay, Champagne
Colour: White
Grape: Pinot Noir/Chardonnay
Style: Sparkling
Vintage: 2012
Bottle Size: 75cl
Bottle Retail Price: £119.00

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