Champagne Bollinger

Vieilles Vignes Françaises - 2006 - Gilles Descôtes



This cuvée comes from two parcels of Grand Cru vineyards, Les Chaudes Terres and Le Clos St Jacques, in Aÿ. These are two exceptional parcels of pre-phylloxera vines – among the only ones in the region that were not replanted with American rootstocks at the beginning of the 20th century. Blend for the 2006 vintage: 100% Pinot Noir (Blanc de Noirs), harvested by hand on the 14th of September. Maturation: more than twice as long as the rules demand for the Appellation. Moderate dosage, 4 grams per litre.
Gilles Descôtes is today the seventh man to be appointed chef de cave at the Maison Bollinger, arguably the emblematic producer of Champagne, founded in 1829 in Aÿ by Athanase Louis Emmanuel Hennequin, Jacques Joseph Bollinger, and Paul Renaudin, both from the Maison Muller-Ruinart. A historic property firmly rooted in the 21st century, the estate now has 160 hectares of vines, with the majority of the plots classified as Premier Cru and Grand Cru. The history of Bollinger is incredibly rich: to visit its cellars and plunge into its collection of old vintages allows you to measure the extent to which the House has always been devoted to excellence. But it was under Jacques Bollinger and his wife Elizabeth, who also managed the estate for a time, that it really took off. The Champagne of choice for James Bond, Bollinger is an iconic champagne without question. But more importantly, it remains a benchmark for all lovers of truly exceptional, gastronomy-loving Champagne.

75 cl

Appellation : Champagne Grand Cru

Degree of alcohol : 12 %

To drink from : 2020 to 2031

Country : France

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