La Grande Année
Bollinger

La Grande Année, 2002


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2002
3x1.5L
DP
£1,315.22

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2002
6x75cl
DP
£1,009.22


Bollinger, La Grande Année, 2002

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Tasting Notes


ABV:
12 %

Notes

La Grande Annee is made in select vintages exclusively from Grands and Premiers Crus. Initial fermentation is carried out entirely in old oak barrels and after secondary fermentation in bottle the wine spends a minimum of 6 years on its lees. The 2002 is comes from 23 different vineyard plots, 71% of which are Grand Cru and 29% Premier Cru, and is a blend of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay.

Critics score


Score:
94

100

Source:
Antonio Galloni, Vinous

Date:
12/2011

Notes
The 2002 Brut La Grande Année is marvelous. The 2002 is an understated Grande Année that caresses the palate with layers of effortless, weightless fruit. The mousse is exceptionally fine, which adds to the impression of total elegance. This is a relatively bright, floral Grande Année with plenty of aromatic lift, inner perfume and no sense of heaviness at all. A rich, creamy finish adds the final note of complexity and pedigree. The 2002 is 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay, 71% from Grand Cru villages and 29% from Premier Crus. Disgorged February 2011.

specifications

country:
France

region:
Champagne

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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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