Bollinger 007 James Bond Limited Edition Millesime 2011 Gift Boxed
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A chance meeting in 1978 between two fine wine lovers Christian Bizot, then Managing Director of Champagne Bollinger, and Albert R. “Cubby” Broccoli, producer of 007, marked the start of a long-lasting friendship between two families that has never faded. In 1979, Champagne Bollinger appeared on screen with the release of Moonraker, becoming the Official Champagne for the famous British secret agent. The partnership has evolved over the years and is now a recognisable part of the legacy of both brands. To this day the relationship between the two icons continues, under the guard of the current custodians Michael G. Wilson & Barbara Broccoli of EON Productions and the Bollinger family.
To mark the release of the upcoming movie No Time To Die, the 25th instalment of the James Bond series, the House has created a limited edition wine dedicated to 007, with a 2011 vintage inspired by the world of Bond. The jet-black 75cl bottle is adorned with the number “25”, formed from the titles of the previous films, which are similarly etched on the glass of the wooden box.
The 2011 vintage, an atypical year, inspired Cellar Master to produce a unique champagne, created entirely from Pinot Noir from the Grand Cru village of Aÿ, where the House was first established in 1829. This is the first time that both the vintage and village have been used exclusively by Bollinger to make a dedicated wine. The excellent 2011 harvest in Aÿ, produced complex, powerful and harmonious Pinot Noirs, fully expressed in this characterful wine.