Bollinger Rosé Brut Champagne
- Rosé Champagne
- France, 750ml
This classy Bollinger Rosé Champagne offers aromas of raspberries, wild strawberries, red currants and cherry notes. The lively berries follow through to the palate with red apples and hints of cinnamon. It’s well structured, harmonious, with excellent depth of flavours and a long lasting, biscuity finish.
- Winery: Bollinger
- Varietal: 62% Pinot Noir, 24% Chardonnay, 14% Meunier
- Region: Champagne, France
- Vintage: NV
- Alcohol: 12%
- Volume: 750ml
- Closure: Cork
- Other: Contains sulphites, 85%+ Grands and Premiers Crus
- Food match: Smoked salmon, shrimp, crab cakes, duck, cured meats, red fruits
The Bollinger House also makes magnificent red wines, such as the legendary Côte aux Enfants, in Aÿ. Since Bollinger Rosé was created in 2008, the Poirier Saint-Pierre and Montboeuf plots, in Verzenay, are worked in the same style as the Côte aux Enfants plot to complete the production… Because only great wines make great champagnes.
Bollinger’s exceptional vineyard - The House’s 178 hectares are planted with 85% of Grand Cru and Premier Cru vines, spread over seven main vineyards: Aÿ, Avenay, Tauxières, Louvois et Verzenay are planted with Pinot Noir, Cuis with Chardonnay and Champvoisy with Pinot Meunier. Bollinger is one of a very few champagne Houses to produce the majority of their own grapes for their blends. Pinot Noir represents 60% of the House’s vineyard, corresponding to the exact proportion of this demanding grape variety in the Special Cuvée blend. Complex and powerful, it provides Bollinger wines with their remarkable structure. Another of Bollinger’s distinctive features are two plots, the Clos Saint-Jacques and Chaudes Terres, which have never succumbed to phylloxera, the disease which ravaged almost all of the champagne wine-growing area in the early 20th century. These ungrafted vines are entirely tended by hand and reproduced using a form of layering called provignage, thereby providing the means to preserve this extraordinary heritage from which the very exclusive Vieilles Vignes Françaises cuvée is produced.
Preserving and improving the vineyard - The Bollinger vines are an integral part of the geography of the Champagne region, their straight rows, which count for some of the most tightly planted in the world, creating a highly recognisable landscape. To preserve this harmony, the House constantly improves its vineyard by replacing iron stakes by pine posts, planting flowers and installing pristine boundary markers. Bollinger also supports sustainable winegrowing by grassing over the ground, using biological pest control, significantly reducing the use of herbicides and recycling pruning waste. Planting hedges and orchards helps to preserve biodiversity, while the 4 hectares of the Côte aux Enfants vineyard are managed organically. Bollinger is the first champagne House to obtain High Environmental Value certification, marking the strength of its commitment to protecting the vineyard.
- Gold - NZ International Wine Show
- 5 Stars - Cuisine Magazine
- 91/100 Points - Decanter
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