Bollinger `Special Cuvee` Brut NV (2 x 750mL) Champagne, France.

Grand Crus and Premier Crus

Grapes are sourced from 30 Crus, approximately 75% of which are Bollinger's own vineyard.

80% of these Crus are either Grand Cru or Premier Cru.

On average the blend comprise 60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay and 15 Pinot Meunier.

Winemaking Notes

Only the Cuvee (first pressing) is used - in common with all Bollinger wines. First fermentation is done in steel tanks. Follwing second fermentation and lees ageing for at least 3 years, a light dosage of 6-98 grams per litre is added. After disgorgement the wine rests in Bollinger's cellars for at least 3 montsh prior to shipping.

Bollinger `Special Cuvee` Brut NV (2 x 750mL) Champagne, France.

Lot No: 0024-2474945

Grand Crus and Premier Crus

Grapes are sourced from 30 Crus, approximately 75% of which are Bollinger's own vineyard.80% of these Crus are either Grand Cru or Premier Cru.On average the blend comprise 60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay and 15 Pinot Meunier.Winemaking NotesOnly the Cuvee (first pressing) is used - in common with all Bollinger wines. First fermentation is done in steel tanks. Follwing second fermentation and lees ageing for at least 3 years, a light dosage of 6-98 grams per litre is added. After disgorgement the wine rests in Bollinger's cellars for at least 3 montsh prior to shipping. (263762-9)

$54.50
per Bottle

$109
per package

Overview

Grand Crus and Premier Crus

Grapes are sourced from 30 Crus, approximately 75% of which are Bollinger's own vineyard.

80% of these Crus are either Grand Cru or Premier Cru.

On average the blend comprise 60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay and 15 Pinot Meunier.

Winemaking Notes

Only the Cuvee (first pressing) is used - in common with all Bollinger wines. First fermentation is done in steel tanks. Follwing second fermentation and lees ageing for at least 3 years, a light dosage of 6-98 grams per litre is added. After disgorgement the wine rests in Bollinger's cellars for at least 3 montsh prior to shipping.

Region:
FRA - Champagne
State:
Imported
Country:
France

Expert Reviews

"Bollinger has more than 700,000 magnums of reserve wines, all with cork closures and aged for between five and 15 years, which contribute 5-10 per cent of the Special Cuvee. Once tiraged (bottled), the wine spends three years before being disgorged. Small wonder it is magnificently complex and rich, with superb length and intensity, and the finish that simply says drink more. "

Rating 95 - James Halliday, Weekend Australian (10/DEC/2011)

"Absolutely true to form: luxurious, complex and rich aromas with mouth-filling, creamy flavours thanks barrel fermentation of the base wines, a high proportion of pinot noir and older reserve wines in the blend, and three years lees-ageing. The wide spread of prices indicated here reflects that fact that Bollinger, a sought-after brand, is currently being imported by more than one company and competition is fierce."

Max Allen, Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine (01/NOV/2011)

Winery Tasting Notes

Special Cuvée is produced entirely by Bollinger.

The Blend, on average, consists of 60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay and 15% Pinot Meunier, Harvested from around 30 different Crus in Champagne. The Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes come exclusively from Grands and Premier Crus.

The Blend also includes 5% to 10% of reserve wines in magnum for several years in the Bollinger cellars.

Special Cuvée is aged for a minimum of 3 years in the Bollinger Cellars before disgorgement.