This year was subject to a mild winter but a spring that was favourable to vine parasites. Moreover, hailstorms beat down on more than 10,000 hectares, thus restraining the good yield of the harvest although summer was alternating rainfalls and sunshine. This gave rise to an extraordinary vine growth. The Grande Année 2000 is a blend of 16 different growths, by 76% Grands Crus and 24% Premiers Crus. The grape varieties used are Pinot Noir by 63% then Chardonnay by 37%.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2000 Brut La Grande Annee is a ripe, open wine bursting with generous, expansive fruit. Smoke, minerals, pastry crust and flowers add complexity to the radiant fruit. The Grande Annee reveals gorgeous depth and a multi-dimensional, kaleidoscopic personality that screams of pure breed. The 2000 will be a fascinating vintage to follow. I am not sure it has the freshness to be an extremely long-lived wine, but it does a fabulous job in capturing the Bollinger house style. The 2000 Grande Annee is 63% Pinot Noir, 37% Chardonnay of which 76% is Grand Cru and 24% is Premier Cru. This is Lot L911736. Disgorged January 19, 2009. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2020.
|Grape varieties||Pinot Noir/Chardonnay|
|Revue du Vin de France||17|
|Producer/Bottled By||Champagne BOLLINGER 51160 AY FRANCE|