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Bollinger Special Cuvee Brut Champagne NV 75cl

4.8 out of 5 (8)

8 out of 8 customers would recommend this product to a friend.

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£44.99
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Product Description

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 premiers crus.
The blend also includes 5 to 10% of reserve wines kept 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.

Alc. 12% Vol.
9 UK Units
Bollinger is famous for its consistency of style, structure and aromatic complexity. This is a complex and elegant Champagne with a wonderful combination of velvety bubbles and flavours of pear, brioche, spice and fresh walnuts.

Bollinger is one of the few remaining independent family owned Champagne houses. Since 1829, this moderately small house has worked tirelessly to acquire the finest vineyard sites, now totalling 163 ha, to guarantee the highest quality wine. The Champagne region of France lies approx 100 miles East of Paris. The chalky soil in this cool northerly climate creates a unique terroir for the Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier grapes. First fermentation takes place in Stainless Steel tanks. After blending, bottling and second fermentation the Special Cuvée will rest for a minimum of three years on its lees to allow the aromatic complexity to fully develop. “Bollinger Special Cuvee. Cool, delicate briochey nose. Nice, rich fruit with honeyed undertones, reserve wine richness and texture. Complex, classy.” Antony Rose, Decanter, January 2008.

Product Information

Categories


Brand

Bollinger

Storage

This wine can be enjoyed now or carefully stored for up to 3 years from purchase.

Preparation and Usage

Though it is perfect as an aperitif with canapés it can also be enjoyed on its own or with seafood.

Grape Variety

Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier

Tasting Notes

A subtle combination of structure, length and vivacity; bubbles like velvet; pear, brioche and spicy aromas, notes of fresh walnut.

Serving Suggestions

Though it is perfect as an aperitif with canapés it can also be enjoyed on its own or with seafood.

Producer

Bollinger

Agent

Mentzendorff

Winemaker

Gilles Descôtes

History

In 1911, Georges Bollinger's British agent gave him 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.

Regional Information

The Bollinger vineyard covers 164 hectares, most of which are classified Grand or Premier cru. Pinot Noir predominates, a demanding grape variety with an intense character which forms the backbone of the Bollinger style.

Current Vintage

NV

Vinification Details

Special Cuvée is the result of the delicate blending between harvest grapes and a majority of reserve wines, including some aged in magnums for more than 15 years in Bollinger's cellars.
Blend: 60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay, 15% Meunier with over 85% Grands and Premiers crus.

Units

9

Taste Category

1

Country of Origin

France

Country of Packing

France

Manufacturer

Élaboré par Bollinger - Ay - France

Package Type

Bottle

Recycling Information

Pack - Glass

Nutrition

Allergen Information

Allergens can be found in the ingredients list

Contains Sulphites

Reviews

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5

8 customers reviewed this product Average rating 4.8

8 out of 8 customers would recommend this product to a friend.

Rating: 5 star out of 5

Delicious

So good, always. Not just for special occasions, but simply when you want to drink a nice alcoholic beverage. My mum said it was a little sweet, but i didn't taste it just yummyness. Like what you would expect champagne to taste like, not being an expert, smooth yet bubbly perfection.

Rating: 4 star out of 5

3 of 3 found this review helpful.

It's Bollinger

It seems slightly pointless to write a review for this because, well, it tastes like Bollinger. But in case you haven't tried it, this is a seriously classy and consistent champagne, a cut above the usual mass market labels, without being too much more expensive. Mid-gold colour. Lots of baked goods on the nose. Perfectly balanced mousse. The unusually proportion of pinot noir in the blend gives it a rich flavour, with rather more oomph than is typical of Champagne. Toast with butter and marmalade. Excellent length. Total bargain at the offer price.

Rating: 4 star out of 5

3 of 3 found this review helpful.

VERY GOOD

IT WAS VERY GOOD, NOT TOO DRY, I ENJOYED IT, BUT HAVING BEEN IN THE BUSINESS I KNOW IT IS FAR TOO EXPENSIVE FOR WHAT IT IS!

Rating: 5 star out of 5

2 of 2 found this review helpful.

EXCELLENT

THE BEST - PRICEY BUT.......

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