Bollinger `La Côte aux Enfants` 2002 (6 x 750mL), Champagne, FR.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

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La Cote Aux Enfants is produced from a small Grand Cru Vineyard of the same name, lass than 1 Hectare wide, situated in the heart of Ay, with exceptional exposure and sub-soil. The plot is planted exclusively with Pinot Noir.

Legend has it, the name of this little plot found its origin in the impressive steepness of the slope, which meant that only children were able to work on it.

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Winery Tasting Notes

The Vineyards

La Côte aux Enfants is produced from a small Grand Cru vineyard of the same name, less than 1 hectare wide, situated in the heart of Aÿ. With exceptional exposure and sub-soil, the plot is planted exclusively with Pinot Noir. The utmost care and attention is paid to this vineyard and, in 2002, a green harvest reduced the yield to 8,000 kg per hectare. La Côte aux Enfants is produced under the Coteaux Champenois Appellation and is only made in exceptional years. The harvest date is decided carefully at the moment when the grapes reach their optimum maturity.

Winemaking Notes

At harvest, the grapes are manually sorted and de-stemmed. La Côte aux Enfants is made from the free run juice only, which cold ferments for 10 - 12 days before the temperature is gradually increased. It is then aged in 205 litre oak barrels for a minimum of 2 years. The barrels used are 3 - 5 years old so the oak influence is subtle in the finished wine.

Wines from La Côte aux Enfants display amazing concentration and may rightly be considered among the greatest red Coteaux Champenois. They represent the very best of winemaking expertise from the House of Bollinger and interpretation of the terroir.

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Family owned and controlled, Bollinger is dedicated to producing a consistent and distinctive style of Champagne. Bollinger’s wines are predicated by their unique vineyards: rich, assertive and with great power yet always with finesse.

To reinforce its commitment to style and quality, Bollinger launched its Charter of Ethics and Quality in 1992 (reinforced by its Ten Commitments), which guarantees the continuity of the policy of the House for the years to come.

In 2006 the prestigious French wine magazine La Revue du Vin de France surveyed the most significant group of sommeliers and wine writers for them to nominate the top 50 Champagne Houses which would be regarded as the most responsible for the greatness of Champagne as a unique wine region. Bollinger was selected as the number one House by this group.

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