R.D. (Recently Disgorged) is unique both in its concept and style. There is no equivalent in the Champagne wine environment. R.D. develops delicate and complex aromas as well as gathering a unique style of its own, highly acclaimed by the Bollinger lovers and true wine connoisseurs.
- FRA - Champagne
Winery Tasting Notes
Intense gold in colour.
The wine displays complex aromas of hazelnut, baked bread, honey, truffle and citrus.
The palate is full of powerful yeast flavours, white flowers and nectarine. It is well balanced with good acidity and has a long rich finish. Outstanding.
Madame Bollinger first had the idea of offering recently disgorged cuvees in 1961 as part of her absolute commitment to making the best possible wines. Only the most promising of the Bollinger La Grande Annee vintages can hope to become R.D. These cuvees are given even more time in the cellar to encourage the slow evolution of aromas, as well as a redefinition of structure and a lingering finish. After disgorging, the wines have a very slight addition of dosage, revealing the most pure and profound truth of the wine, paradoxically combining an extraordinary freshness and an exceptional expression of secondary and tertiary aromas. The lively freshness amazes and enchants, while the aromatic expression intrigues.