A very lively yet balanced Wine-like Champagne. Classic and refined with all the finesse and elegance one expects from the house of Bollinger. Pinot Noir wine from La Côte aux Enfants in Ay is added to the Grand Annee to give this beautifully structured, complex, mature, biscuity Rosé.
A light salmon-pink colour with delicate orange hues, there are strong red fruit and peachy notes along with aromas of fresh bread, gingerbread and cinnamon with woody and floral notes. The delicious red berry and redcurrant flavours continue on the palate and combine with fresh blossom and a subtle citrus zest, to leave a lasting long finish. This is a wonderfully complex rosé from a tough vintage and a wine that will certainly age well.
The 2007 is a wonderful example of the ‘Burgundy-vinosity’ character at Bollinger. It’s gorgeous Pinot-focused blend of 72% Pinot Noir and 28% Chardonnay: 92% of the fruit is from Grand Cru vineyards (with the remainder from Premier Crus) – the Pinot is predominantly from Ay and Verzenay, and the Chardonnay from Cramant and Oger. Fermentation takes place in 100% small old oak barrels, aged for 10 years on its lees en magnum and still riddled by hand.
Madame Bollinger agreed to a Bollinger rosé under one condition: it had to be extraordinary. Thus, this distinctive blend between a great vintage champagne and a red wine from an exclusive plot. This unique vineyard is one of the few to contain extremely rare ungrafted vines, which produce more intense and flavourful wines with better ageing potential. To produce a red wine of such high quality in the champagne region is a challenge. The resultant La Grande Annee rosé is a rare treat and a true Bollinger.