Family Maison founded in Aÿ in 1829 and accredited along with seven other brands by the Crown of England, Bollinger is a symbol of excellence. Bollinger's vintage champagne is only produced in perfect years. The Grande Année, Bollinger's prestige cuvée, does not run away from the rule and is regarded as the interpretation of an exceptional vintage.
Bollinger's white-golden colored 2007 La Grande Année Brut is an assemblage of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay from 14 crus (mainly A˜ and Verzenay for the Pinot Noir and Avize, Cramant and Oger for the Chardonnay) that was entirely fermented in barrels and aged under natural cork for more than eight years (disgorgement date: November 2016). The wine displays a very clear, fine and complex bouquet of ripe (apricot) fruits and pink grapefruit along with chalky, toasty and almond/nougat notes. Highly elegant, fine and pure but complex on the palate, this is a full-bodied and well-structured Grande Année with a long, intense yet dry, salty, beautifully clear and cleansing finish with lingering citrus flavors and a persistent mineral structure.
You can find this bottle at Al Calice DiVino - Vicolo della Canonica, 2 - Novara