A very precise, fine and complex wine from a challenging vintage that has created minerality and exceptional intensity that make this wine stand out. The nose displays fruity notes with a hint of sea-air. Aromas of cherry and lemon intertwine with quince and bergamot, followed by notes of hazelnut and almond, peach and mirabelle plum. On the palate, the initial sensation is a delicate effervescence balanced with delicate acidity. Its very fine texture and saline finish bring excellent length to the palate, accompanied by delicate minerality and complex flavours of orchard fruit and citrus. The wine unfurls gradually, revealing its full potential and wonderful intensity.
A wonderful champagne to pair with seafood, try it with a langoustine ravioli.
Best served between 8-10°C
"A stunning wine fit for a very special celebration. The precision, intensity and complexity are all things I look for in a great champagne. That Bollinger made this in a difficult vintage is a testament to their skill as winemakers. This would be a truly special gift."
Independent and family owned since its foundation in 1829, Champagne Bollinger has evolved from one generation to the next while always staying true to its values and authentic character. Bollinger’s philosophy is based on the principals of timeless style, conserving the environment, and the preservation of its savoir-faire. By joining the B Corp movement in 2023, Champagne Bollinger intends to strengthen, and continue to engage in, its individual and collective actions and commitments outlined as part of its CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) programme: the People, the Land, and local Roots.
The House’s 178ha are planted with 85% Grand and Premier Cru vines and is one of very few to produce the majority of their own grapes for their blends. Pinot Noir represents 60% of the House’s vineyards, corresponding to its exact proportion in the Special Cuvée blend. Bollinger also maintains two famous plots, the Clos Saint-Jacques and Chaudes Terres, which never succumbed to phylloxera and are used to create the famous Vieilles Vignes Françaises.
La Grande Année 2014 is an assembly of 19 crus, mostly in Aÿ and Verzenay for the 61% Pinot Noir and Chouilly and Oiry for the 39% Chardonnay. Fermentation takes place entirely in oak barrels and the wine is aged, sealed with a natural cork, for more than twice the time required by the appellation. Dosage is moderate, 8 grams per litre.