Timeless and legendary, the Bollinger Champagne House, nicknamed "Boll" by the inhabitants of the Champagne region and "Bolly" by the English, is part of an exclusive group of great Champagne houses. Bollinger’s Champagne 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, their drive for excellence symbolises the whole culture of Champagne Bollinger. More than just an art, it is a heritage.
The strength of the Bollinger Champagne House lies in its vineyards. 174 hectares of vines 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.
La Grande Année Rosé 2012 comprises a blend of Pinot Noir (67%) and Chardonnay (33%). This blend is made up of 21 crus, the Pinot Noirs are mostly from Aÿ and Verzenay and the Chardonays are mostly from Le Mesnil-sur-Oger and Oiry. This blend is then completed with 5% of red wine from the Côte aux Enfants.
The vinification and ageing
Bollinger La Grande Année Rosé 2012 is entirely vinified in barrels. It is aged in the cellar for twice as long as the rules set out in the Champagne appellation specifications. The maturation time is carried out under cork and the dosage is 8 grams per litre.
La Grande Année Rosé 2012 showcases a delicate pink colour.
The bouquet is complex, combining citrus and red fruits reminding us of redcurrants.
La Grande Année Rosé 2012 expresses prolonged freshness with a creamy texture and a singular finish.
In order to fully enjoy its bouquet and aromas, we recommend serving La Grande Année Rosé 2012 at a temperature between 8 and 10°C.
Food and wine pairing
La Grande Année Rosé 2012 will go well with refined meat dishes such as duck breast, quail, venison with a grand veneur sauce or pigeon. This exceptional Champagne can also be served with exotic and oriental dishes.