Bollinger Special Cuvee
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PRODUCER: The story began with Athanase de Villermont, the youngest son of a noble family with a brilliant destiny. A great soldier who shone during the American War of Independence, he inherited an extensive estate from his family in the Aÿ area. He immediately foresaw the extraordinary potential of the wines of Champagne, but as an aristocrat he was forbidden to become involved in trade. He then met Joseph Bollinger, a widely traveled German who had left his country of birth to learn about the Champagne wine trade, and Paul Renaudin, a local man who was fascinated by the world of wine. The firm of Renaudin-Bollinger & Cie was founded on 6th February 1829. Joseph took care of sales and Paul of the cellar. Athanase had founded a champagne House that was to endure through the centuries.
WINEMAKING: Special Cuvée is the result of the delicate blending between harvest grapes and a majority of reserve wines, part of which have been aged in magnums for 5 to 15 years. 60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay, 15% Meunier. Over 85% Grands and Premiers crus. Maturation: cellar aged for more than twice the time required by the appellation. Dosage: moderate, 8 to 9 grams per liter.
TASTING NOTES: A golden colour, distinctive of black grape varieties ; very fine bubbles. On the nose a beautiful aromatic complexity, ripe fruit and spicy aromas, hints of roasted apples, apple compote and peaches. A subtle combination of structure, length and vivacity, bubbles like velvet. Pear, brioche and spicy aromas, notes of fresh walnut.