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Bollinger Special Cuvee Brut NV
Pinot Noir 60%,Chardonnay 25%, Pinot Meunier 15%
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.
Special Cuvee is 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 Cuvee - 'special' written the English way, without an accent. He thought the French expression 'Brut sans annee' 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.
Champagne Bollinger was established in 1829 by Jacques Bollinger and to this day is still family owned.� Benefitting from ownership of 166 hectares of vineyards in the finest Premier and Grand Champagne Bollinger wines are de?ned as much by the vines the grapes come from, as by the blending process, or the House�s century old barrels in which the wines mature. The essence of the wines comes from the 166 hectares of Premier and Grand Cru vineyards owned by the House in Avenay, Champvoisy, Cuis, Louvois, Tauxi�res and Verzenay, as well as the stellar Pinot Noir site La C�te Aux Enfants in the heart of A�. Bollinger�s untamed beauty re?ects the spirit of our time, when people seek luxury without artifice. This natural splendour can be observed from above the Avenay vineyard, where bees from the Bollinger hives pollinate an abundance of wild flowers which grow between the vines. This embrace of nature is fundamental to the Bollinger approach of respecting the environment, which has seen it be the ?rst Champagne House awarded the Haute Valeur Environmentale certi?cation. More than this, sustainable viticulture is a true commitment for the House, for fine Champagne is the product of a fine landscape. At Bollinger, the brick walls, exposed wood floors, aged casks and rustic charm convey the beauty and tradition of a Champagne family, who have spent 190 years perfecting their secret of discreet luxury, the key to which lies in the quality and the detail of their wines. The natural, unassuming charm of the House continues with Cellar Master Gilles Desc�tes, the grandson of a Champagne grower who has been amongst the vines from an early age. He is custodian of the ?ve labyrinthine kilometres of cellars that run under A�, permeated by the scent of fermented fruit, old wood and earth. These house the treasured Bollinger wines, including a matchless collection of over 700,000 magnums of reserve wines, poised and ready to be blended into the House�s masterstroke of consistency; Bollinger Special Cuv�e.