Champagne Bollinger, Special Cuvee, Ay, France
The superb Bollinger House was established in 1829 by Jacques Bollinger and to this day is still family-owned. Benefitting from ownership of 180 hectares of vineyards in the finest Premier and Grand Champagne Bollinger wines are deﬁned as much by the vines the grapes come from, as by the blending process, or the House’s century-old barrels in which the wines mature. The Special Cuvee 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.
This is a blend of 60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay and 15% Pinot Meunier which produces lovely tastes of Brioche, walnut and roasted apples. A subtle combination of structure, length and vivacity.