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Special Cuvée Bollinger   - Lot of 1 Bottle

Special Cuvée Bollinger

A perfect example of its type; maximum tension and a powerful body. The full complexity, elegance and refinement of the Bollinger style.

  • €40,50

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(Bottle)

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Lot Description: Special Cuvée Bollinger

Lot description

  • Quantity 1 Bottle
  • Level:1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 good appearance
  • Origin: Producer
  • Recoverable VAT: Yes
  • Original Wooden Case: No
  • Custom Seal : no
  • WineDex : no

Information about the wine

  • Country/Region: Champagne
  • Appellation/Wine: Champagne
  • Climat/Cuvée: Special Cuvée
  • Producer/Owner: Bollinger
  • Color: Sparkling
  • Grape variety: 60% Pinot noir, 25% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot meunier
  • Service temperature (in °C): 8

Information about the producer

  • Viticulture: Sustainable farming
  • Intensity : Classic dosage
  • Dominant aroma : White fruit
  • Tasting occasion : Gastronomic wine
  • A non-vintage wine produced every year, the Special Cuvée is a textbook example of its kind, offering maximum tension in a powerful, tasty body. The Bollinger style is expressed through the power and finesse of the best Pinot Noir grapes from the Montagne de Reims, combined with the delicate freshness of Chardonnay and the fruitiness of Pinot Meunier. This lightly dosed champagne is produced mainly from reserve wines fermented in old oak barrels or in small stainless steel vats, with three years' maturation in the cellar.

    "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

Rating
91/100Wine Advocate (Parker/Martin)
93/100Wine Spectator
17,5/20Bettane & Desseauve
17/20Jancis Robinson
92/100James Suckling
16,5/20RVF
89/100Vinous Antonio Galloni
93/100Burghound
  • Service temperature
  • Peak To drink

Tasting notes - Extract
"Coup de ♥ de l'année : Le Spécial Cuvée continue à se livrer dans un style large et mûr en bouche. Il demeure néanmoins très savoureux et bien construit. Un champagne joliment patiné par ses vins de réserve.", RVF 2017