In 1976, Bollinger Vintage became Grande Année; then, in 1997, "La" Grande Année… A name simple enough to illustrate its exceptional status: because only truly extraordinary years become vintage at Bollinger. La Grande Année made its screen débuts two years later, in James Bond’s Casino Royale.
70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay. 14 crus: mainly Aÿ and Verzenay for the Pinot Noir, Cramant and Oger for the Chardonnay. 91% Grands crus and 9% Premier crus.
Exclusive use of the cuvee. Fermented entirely in barrels.
At Bollinger, only very high quality harvests become vintage: the very early harvest and fresh qualities of the year 2007 make this vintage exceptional.
Cellar aged for more than twice the time required by the appellation.
Sealed with a natural cork whilst ageing.
Low, 7 grams per liter.
By Decanter Magazine
A fresh hue, with gold highlights signalling lovely ripeness. Almond scents with peach and mango. On the palate, honey notes and crisp acidity are in fine balance. Classy. Ready but will keep well.
Drinking Window 2018 - 2025