Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay
300cl * 12% ABV * Champagne, France
Established in 1829, Bollinger is known for its powerful and broad, oak-fermented, Pinot Noir-rich Champagnes. The Special Cuvee (from Grand Cru vineyards) is the house blend: full-bodied and flavoursome with a soft and creamy texture. The result of the delicate blending between harvest grapes and a majority of Reserve Wines in magnums, including some aged for more than 15 years in Bollinger’s cellars. In 1911, Bollinger’s British agent gave the idea for the name Special Cuvée - “special” written the English way, without an accent. He thought the French expression “Brut sans année” was no match for such a subtle champagne… More than a hundred years later, the name of Bollinger’s key figure champagne still symbolizes both its expertise and its history
A golden colour with a beautifully fine mousse. The nose is aromatic and complex with ripe fruit and spicy aromas. Roasted apples, apple compote and peaches burst on the palate. Brioche and notes of fresh walnut linger on the lasting finish. A subtle combination of structure, length and vivacity.
Best served between 10 and 12°C. A great aperitif but also brilliant with, sushi and sashimi, prawn, crayfish and grilled lobster. Poultry and white meat are also a great match along with Parmesan cheese and good cured ham. Enjoy now, or choose to age in the cellar.