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R.D. Bollinger  2002 - Lot of 2 Bottles
R.D. Bollinger  2002 - Lot of 2 Bottles R.D. Bollinger  2002 - Lot of 2 Bottles

R.D. Bollinger 2002

Un champagne exceptionnel qui équilibre parfaitement la fraîcheur d'un vin récemment dégorgé et les arômes complexes d'un vieux millésime.

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Lot Description: R.D. Bollinger 2002

Lot description

  • Quantity 2 Bottles
  • Level:2 into-neck
  • Label: 2 good appearance
  • Comment: Disgorged in June 2014
  • Origin: Private individual
  • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
  • Recoverable VAT: No
  • Original Wooden Case: No
  • Custom Seal : yes
  • Alcohol percentage : 12 %

Information about the wine

  • Country/Region: Champagne
  • Appellation/Wine: Champagne
  • Climat/Cuvée: R.D.
  • Producer/Owner: Bollinger
  • Vintage: 2002
  • Color: Sparkling
  • Grape variety: 65% Pinot noir, 35% Chardonnay
  • Service temperature (in °C): 8

Information about the producer

  • Viticulture: Sustainable farming
  • Intensity : Low dosage
  • Dominant aroma : Nutty
  • Tasting occasion : Gastronomic wine
  • The R.D cuvée (Recently Disgorged) is the perfect illustration of the richness and complexity of the wines of Champagne. Aged between eight and fourteen years, the R.D keeps intact the rich flavours from a long time in the bottle, the wine still remaining in contact with lees in the second fermentation. Dominated by notes of spice, toast and dry fruit, this Champagne has a very large attack, sublime fresh balance. It is vinous and elegant.

    "Before being a great Champagne, Bollinger is first and foremost a great wine". It is undeniable, a Bollinger spirit actually exists. In the wines certainly, but also in Aÿ. The involvement and seriousness of the people involved in the design of these great wines closely contribute to their success. Bollinger is also one of the few rare Champagne houses to have remained as a family since its creation in 1829. The maison was founded by Athanase de Villermont who had inherited the vineyard of Champagne, Joseph Bollinger, a German merchant and Paul Renaudin, a Champenois who was passionate about wine. The Bollinger and Villermont families united their fate at the same time as their profession with Joseph Bollinger’s marriage to Louise-Charlotte, Athanase’s daughter. Their children would take over the rein. There is a 163-hectare vineyard located, for more than 80%, in grands and premiers crus, and providing over 60% of its needs in grapes. One of the interesting facts about this maison is the preponderance of Pinot Noir which gives great flavour and strength to the champagnes. Another particularity of the maison is that part of the fermented reserve wines in wood is then conserved in magnums, with cork stoppers, for 5 to 12 years before being incorporated into the whole. Finally, on the management side, in September 2007, Ghislain de Mongolfier handed over the reins to Jérôme Philipon who followed in his footsteps while emulating his style. This all went well and there is no doubt that the brand continues to shine in the starry sky of Champagne.
    *The above information describes the wine and is not vintage specific.

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Further information

96/100Wine Spectator
18/20Jancis Robinson
96/100Vinous Antonio Galloni
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Tasting notes - Extract
"Coup de ♥ de l'année : Toute la race et le style Bollinger se retrouvent dans ce RD 2002 de très haut vol. Ce vin est à la fois puissant et ample, et sa vibration en finale fait frémir." (RVF)