Bollinger `La Cote Aux Enfants` 2002 (3 x 750mL), Coteaux Champenois, 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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Overview

Appellation: Coteaux Champenois A.C.

Champagne country originally owed its fame to its red wines. Favourites of King Henri IV, the Pinot Noirs from the town of Aÿ were the most popular wines of the French court. La Côte aux Enfants comes from a steep plot just outside Aÿ. Jacques Bollinger himself reconstituted it patiently, at the beginning of the 20th century, from over 50 differently owned plots! Today, Bollinger owns four adjacent hectares of the legendary plot.

Region:
FRA - Champagne
State:
Imported
Country:
France

Expert Reviews

A bottle of the 2002 La Cote aux Enfants, tasted alongside the 2009, confirms the wine’s ability to develop beautifully in bottle. Still young, the 2002 offers up an attractive melange of red berries, flowers, spices and licorice, all framed by clean mineral notes. Some of the baby fat has begun to melt away, leaving a delicate, subtle wine of notable finesse.

Rating 94 - Antonio Galloni, In the Cellar (NOV/2010)

Winery Tasting Notes

La Côte aux Enfants is a small plot of land worth less than 1 hectare (2.5 acres) situated in the heart of the Aÿ vineyards (rated 100% Grand Cru). 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.

Colour

Intense ruby colour

Aroma

Notes of cloves, pepper, truffle, liquorice and chocolate Vanilla, cinnamon and honey aromas Flavours of cherries, kirsch and prunes, floral rose fragrance.

Palate

A distinctive red wine. A velvety texture, a subtle balance.

Food Matching

Veal in red wine sauce

Beef filet with shallots and red wine sauce

Poultry and duck

Tomme from Savoie, Brie from Meaux

Vintage
2002
Region
FRA - Champagne
Grape Style
Pinot Noir
Closure Type
Cork closure

Winery Profile

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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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