Bollinger La Grande Année 2007
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
£79.00 Inc. VAT
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La Grande Année is Bollinger’s prestige champagne and is only produced when the harvest reaches a perfect balance: it is Bollinger’s version of an exceptional vintage. The grapes are taken exclusively from 13 Cru sites, 95% of which are Grand Cru and 5% of which are Premier Cru. Bollinger uses only the ‘cuvée’ juice in the making of La Grande Année, creating the purest style. The first fermentation is always carried out 100% in old oak barrels and the wine is aged on its lees for a minimum of 5 years, often more. After manual riddling and disgorging, the wine rests for a minimum of 3 months prior to release.
It is a delicate colour and golden reflections are a sign of the wine’s maturity and Bollinger’s wine-making methods. The nose has great complexity; fresh almonds, then yellow-flesh fruit aromas evoking peach and mango; toasted, roasted notes accompanied with dried citrus and pink grapefruit. On the palate, A lovely aromatic fullness with honey flavours and a smooth chalky texture; candied lemon notes and a delicious bitterness, a wonderfully refreshing finish.