This is Madame Bollinger’s ultimate gift, the result of rare conditions: a blend between a great champagne and one of the very best red wines of the Champagne region, both from the same vintage. Madame Bollinger agreed to a Bollinger rosé under one condition, it had to be extraordinary, and that is how La Grande Année Rosé was born: the unique blend between a great vintage champagne and a red wine from a unique plot, the legendary Côte aux Enfants. To produce a red wine of such high quality in the champagne region is a challenge: a rare treat, a true Bollinger
- FRA - Champagne
“I love when Bollinger let the Pinot Noir be so heavily dominant. Also here, we are dealing with a great vintage for the traditional boutique house in Ay. The scent is perhaps a bit more closed than it is in the white twin, but on the other hand, seasoned with new seductive elements reminiscent of Marie Antoinette. A puff box note and dried rose petals romanticize risqué over the classic nutty depth. The length and the structural grandeur is extremely impressive.”- 93.5 points Richard Juhlin, ChampagneClub.com, Mar 2015
“This is a thrilling wine with a beautiful nose, marked by extremely sensual and forward wild red berry notes. The nose leads with bright, pristine, strawberry notes and a buoyant palate follows hot on its heels. The texture is very smooth, silky and ethereal.” Matthew Jukes, matthewjukes.com, April 2015
Winery Tasting Notes
Bright Salmon hue, this wine hints at slightly greater use of Chardonnay in the blend however it is Pinot Noir Dominent, Displaying perhaps a more elegant feel to its handsome brother in the 2005 La Grande Annee. This wine continues put on weight with air and finishes plush and expansive. Shows signs of an extended life if one desires to revisit in a few years to come.
72% Pinot Noir 28% Chardonnay 100% Grands and Premiers Crus
Best served between 8 and 10°C. Pairs well with duck breast, quail, or fowl, Venison sauce Grand Veneur and exotic or oriental cuisine along with rhubarb and red berry crumble. Enjoy now, or choose to age it in your cellar.