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On the eye this champagne is golden in colour with very fine bubbles. The nose gives a beautiful aromatic complexity of ripe fruit and spicy aromas, with a hint of roasted apples, apple compote and peaches. The palate is a subtle combination of structure, length and vivacity, brioche and spicy aromas along with notes of fresh walnut.
Run by Ghislain de Montgolfier, great-grandson of the founder, Bollinger remains family owned to this day. The winemaker is Alsace born Mathieu Kauffmann, who uses Pinot Noir in the Special Cuvée to lend summer berry notes, while Chardonnay gives it a delicate creaminess. 10% reserve wine – up to 15 years old – contributes the complexity you expect from this great name.
Madame Lily Bollinger, who died in 1971, was the wine’s greatest ambassador. Once, when asked how she enjoyed her Champagne, she replied, “I drink it when I’m happy and when I’m sad. Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I’m not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise, I never touch it — unless I’m thirsty!”
|Grape||Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Meunier|
|Type / Colour||Sparkling|
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