La Grande Année
Bollinger

La Grande Année, 1996


Destination

vintage

Broking
Broking
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1996
6x75cl
DP
£1,404.00

1996
12x75cl
DP
£2,808.00

1996
3x1.5L
DP
£2,119.22


Bollinger, La Grande Année, 1996

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Tasting Notes


ABV:
12 %

Notes

A classic vintage from a great Champagne House, Bollinger 1996 shows real pedigree with its deep,cool structured red berry fruit flavours, smokey complexity and biscuity richness.


specifications

country:
France

region:
Champagne

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Producer:
Bollinger

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Allergen Information:
This product may contain sulphites. Full allergen information is available upon request, please call our Customer Relations Team on +44 (0)20 7484 6430.


Bollinger

Bollinger

There are seldom few who are not familiar with the Champagne house, Bollinger. Firmly positioned as a Grande Marques, Bollinger dates back to 1829, when Jacques Bollinger and Paul Renaudin began creating these exquisite and highly traditional wines. The house flourished under the leadership of Madame Lily Bollinger, who often rode her bicycle around the vineyard and was known for remarking when asked about her 1955 Vintage, “I drink it when I’m happy, and when I’m sad. Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I’m not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise I never touch it – unless I’m thirsty.”

Now, her great-nephew, Ghislain de Montgolfier is at the helm. Fermentation takes place in used oak barrels and extended ageing sur lies last between 6 and 9 years prior to disgorging. Doseage is low to ensure balance and finesse, with many wines being riddled by hand, including the simply stunning Grande Annee.

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