22 February 2023
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Tasting Notes :
A golden colour with a beautifully fine mousse.
The nose is complex with ripe fruit and spicy aromas.
On the palate, rich apple and peach notes burst through. Hints of brioche and
fresh walnut linger on the lasting finish to enhance this powerful Special Cuvée.
Description and Technical information :
Champagne Bollinger owns an impressive 178 hectares of vineyards,
of which 85% are in Grand Cru and Premier Cru villages.
Their land is spread over seven main villages: Aÿ, Avenay, Louvois, Tauxières and Verzenay planted with Pinot Noir;
Cuis with Chardonnay; and Champvoisy with Meunier.
Bollinger are one of the few Houses to produce the majority of their own grapes for their blends.
Pinot Noir represents 60% of the House's vineyards and defines the House style:
complex and powerful with remarkable structure.
In 2012 Champagne Bollinger was certified High Environment Value (HEV)
this certification rewards a number of environmental procedures implemented at the Maison.
In celebration of over 40 years of partnership as the Official Champagne of 007 and
the upcoming movie No Time To Die, this limited edition bottle brings together two icons.
The signature cuvée of Champagne Bollinger: Special Cuvée and the legendary British secret agent James Bond.
Bollinger's Special Cuvée champagne is representative of their vineyards.
With 60% of the House's vineyards producing Pinot Noir,
this grape is the predominate variety in the Special Cuvée blend.
Bollinger allow their non-vintage to mature for three years, which is twice as long as required,
as they believe that great champagne needs time to develop its full character.
Champagne Bollinger are the only Maison to age a proportion of their reserve wines in magnum,
at any one time they have around 700,000 reserve wine magnums,
representing around a third of their total reserve wine stocks.
They are kept solely for Special Cuvée, to which they typically contribute 5-10% of the final blend,
usually from five or six different years and five or six different crus.
The remainder of the non-vintage reserve wine content comes from tanks,
which are kept for a maximum of four years.