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Bollinger : Special Cuvée

Champagne - Champagne - White - 12°
Bollinger : Special Cuvée
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The structure and liveliness of a champagne wine by Bollinger

The estate

Nicknamed “Boll” by those from Champagne or “Bolly” by the English, the timeless and legendary Bollinger Champagne House forms part of a small circle of three great Champagne houses. Bollinger champagne’s style is defined through its remarkable precision, which is brought to every moment of production. With a respect for tradition, riddling done by hand, natural corks for magnum reserve bottles and the last permanent cooper in the region, excellence has symbolised Bollinger champagne culture since its creation in Aÿ. More than just an art, it is a heritage.

The vineyard

The Bollinger Champagne House stands out for its 174 hectares spread out through seven main vineyards, 85% of which are Grand and Premier Crus, allowing the house to be one of the few which produces its own grapes for its blends. The house’s signature grape variety, Pinot Noir, represents 60% of the vineyard’s grape varieties.

The wine

Special Cuvée by Bollinger owes its name to the British estate agent who, having found the name "Brut sans année" unsuitable, suggested the name "Special Cuvée" to Georges Bollinger.

Winemaking and ageing

Exclusive use of the cuvée. Ageing time in the cellar is more than 2 times greater than appellation rules. Dosage of 7 to 8g/litre.

Blend

Special Cuvée by Bollinger is made from a blend of 60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay and 15% Pinot Meunier.

Tasting

Colour

The wine is golden, with a wonderfully fine effervescence.

Nose

The nose presents complex fragrances of ripe fruits and spices, to which notes of roasted apples, stewed fruits and peaches are added.

Palate

Structured, long and lively, the palate offers flavourful touches of pear, brioche, spices and fresh walnuts.

Serving

For an optimal tasting, serve at between 10 and 12°C.

Food and wine pairings

Special Cuvée by Bollinger goes perfectly with all kinds of fish, notably sushis and sashimis, crustaceans (shrimp, langoustine, crayfish, grilled lobster), poultry and white meats, or even parmesan and exceptional cured hams. 

Parker : 91+ / 100
J. Robinson : 17 / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Disgorged in the second half of 2019, the latest release of Bollinger's NV Brut Special Cuvée is based on the 2015 vintage, complemented by around 60% reserve wines. The wine is still quite tightly wound after its recent disgorgement, opening in the glass with notes of crisp yellow orchard fruit, freshly baked bread, clear honey and orange peel, with little sign of the nuttiness to come with bottle age. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, muscular and incipiently textural, with a deep core, ripe acids and a pinpoint mousse. This isn't the most incisive vintage of Special Cuvée, but it's powerful and vinous and will have fine gastronomic potential with a little bottle age.
Champagne
Alcohol
12

Grape varieties
Pinot Noir/Chardonnay/Pinot Meunier

Meadow
92

Bettane & Desseauve
16

Decanter
91

J. Robinson
17

J. Suckling
92

Vinous - A. Galloni
91

Wine Spectator
92

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Is promo
No

Color
White

Producer
Bollinger

Sweetness
Brut

Parker
91+

Area
Champagne

Appellation
Champagne

Allergens
Contains sulphites

Is promo
No

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