Blend of the 2008 vintage
71% Pinot Noir, 29% Chardonnay. 18 crus: mainly Aÿ and Verzenay for the Pinot Noir, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger and Cramant for the Chardonnay.
Exclusive use of the cuvee.
Fermented entirely in barrels.
At Bollinger, only very high quality harvests become a vintage: in 2008, the remarkable maturity of the grapes combined with a phenomenal acidity have produced a wine of infinite depth and allowed an exceptional vintage to be created.
Sealed with a natural cork and cellar aged for more than twice the time required by the appellation.
Moderate, 8 grams per liter.
To the eye
The delicate colour and golden hues are a sign of the wine’s maturity and Bollinger’s wine-making methods.
To the nose
A wonderful aromatic depth. The wine’s fruity, spicy and floral notes intertwine to reveal a highly complex nose; wild peach, plum and orange peel precede saffron and tonka bean, complemented by a fresh, mineral aspect.
On the palate
Dense and harmonious in the mouth. A creamy effervescence and fresh structure, with a gentle saline finish.