Bollinger Special Cuvee
Vineyard: Special Cuvée is the result of the delicate blending between harvest grapes and a majority of Reserve Wines in magnums, including some aged for more than 15 years in Bollinger’s cellars. In 1911, Bollinger’s British agent gave the idea for the name Special Cuvée – “special” written the English way, without an accent. He thought the French expression “Brut sans année” was no match for such a subtle champagne… More than a hundred years later, the name of Bollinger’s key figure champagne still symbolizes both its expertise and its history
Vinification: Special Cuvée is the quintessential expression of the Bollinger style. On average, 80% of the grapes come from Premiers and Grands Crus in Champagne. To ensure the consistency and continuity of the style, Bollinger adds to the blend a maximum of 10% of Reserve wines, which have been kept in magnum. The blend consists on average of 60% pinot noir, 25% Chardonnay and 15% pinot meunier, harvested from 30 different villages in Champagne. Special Cuvée matures for a minimum of three years in Bollinger’s cellars prior to release. The House of Bollinger owns 144 hectares in the finest crus in the heart of the Champagne region. These vineyards provide 70 percent of the House’s grape needs and accord its wines consistency, along with a very specific character.
ne of the finest non-vintage Champagnes around, notes of toast and brioche rising with the bubbles, the mouth rounded and satisfying with a fine thread of redcurrant.
The richness and depth of this champagne make it excellent with fuller seafood dishes like lobster, but it is also an excellent aperitif
Pinot Meunier_15%, Chardonnay_25%, Pinot Noir_60%
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