A Bollinger champagne celebrating James Bond
Nicknamed "Boll" by the inhabitants of the Champagne region and "Bolly" by the English, the timeless and legendary Bollinger Champagne House is part of an exclusive group of great Champagne houses. Champagne Bollinger’s style is defined by the exemplary precision brought to each step of the winemaking process. Respecting traditions, riddling the bottles by hand, corking reserve magnum bottles, the last barrel maker in the Champagne region, the drive for excellence symbolises the whole culture of Champagne Bollinger since its creation in Aÿ in 1829. More than just an art, it is a heritage.
The Bollinger Champagne House stands out due to its 174 hectares split into seven main vineyards, 85% of which are Grands Crus and Premiers Crus, enabling the House to be one of the few Champagne Houses to produce its own grapes for its blends. Pinot Noir, the house's signature grape variety, constitutes 60% of the vineyard's total grape varieties.
In 1979, the prestigious Bollinger Champagne House partnered with James Bond for the 11th film in the Bond saga: Moonraker. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of this faithful collaboration, Bollinger has produced an exclusive 2007 vintage, the Bond vintage par excellence. Bollinger revisits the Moonraker space shuttle thanks to the designer, Eric Barthès, and the Saint-Louis crystal works factory. This pewter box plated with high-quality wood, available in limited edition with 407 units, contains a Saint Louis crystal bucket and a magnum of Bollinger 2007.
The vinification and ageing
This prestigious cuvée is made from 14 different crus, the Pinot Noirs are from Aÿ to Verzenay and the Chardonnays are from Cramant to Oger. Fermentation is exclusively carried out in barrels, the Bollinger 007 Luxury Limited Edition Moonraker 2007 is aged on lees and under a natural cork stopper for 10 years.
Bollinger 007 Luxury Limited Edition Moonraker 2007 is a blend of Pinot Noir (70%) and Chardonnay (30%).
The cuvée’s golden hue are a testament to its maturity, as well as the Bollinger Champagne House’s artful know-how.
Aromas of fresh almonds and yellow fruit merge with roasted and grilled notes along with a subtle touch of dried citrus.
With a sublte chalky texture, the palate mixes notes of candied lemon and beautiful bitterness ensuring great freshness on the finish.
For an optimal tasting experience, serve between 8°C and 10°C.
Ready today, this exceptional champagne still has a tremendous capacity to evolve.