Grapes:70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay.
Region: France> Champagne> Ay.
Notes: 90% of the fruit was from Grand Cru vineyards and 9% of the fruit from Premier Cru vineyards. The Pinot Noir is predominantly from Ay and Verzenay. Chardonnay from Avize, Chouilly, and Mesnil-sur-Oger. Approximately 6 years on the lees.
Description: In 1829, Champagne Bollinger introduced an instantly recognizable, dry, toasty style that connoisseurs around the globe have coveted ever since. Six generations of the Bollinger family have maintained that trademark style, and Bollinger is one of the rare Grande Marque houses to be owned, controlled and managed by the same family since it was founded.
With 399 acres of vineyards situated in the best Grands Crus and Premiers Crus villages, Bollinger relies on its own estate for nearly two-thirds of its grape requirements, including the Pinot Noir that gives its Champagne its distinctive roundness and elegance. Bollinger is one of a select few houses that can control the quality of its grape supply so carefully.
Bollinger is renowned for its stringent quality standards. It adheres to traditional methods, including hand-riddling, individual vinification of each marc and cru, barrel fermentation (it is the last Champagne house to employ a full-time cooper) and extra-aging on the lees prior to disgorgement.