The name of Bollinger’s emblematic champagne encapsulates its history. It was the British agent of Georges Bollinger who, in 1911, christened it “Special Cuvée”, as he found the expression “non-vintage brut” did not befit a champagne of such subtlety. The wine is a precise blend of several harvests fruit and reserve wines, which lend the wine all its structure and style. The nose has a beautiful aromatic complexity with ripe fruit and spicy aromas; hints of roasted apples, compote and peaches. The palate has a subtle combination of structure, length and vivacity; a soft texture and flavours of pear, brioche and spicy aromas with notes of fresh walnut.
A wine to enjoy as an aperitif.
A classic champagne that offers a rich and complex taste. Aged for at least three years in the cellar it is a balanced and elegant wine that I'd enjoy with a seafood risotto.
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.
Special Cuvée is composed of over 85% Grand and Premier crus of the three main Champagne varieties: 60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay and 15% Meunier. It is cellar aged for twice as long as required by appellation regulations. It is moderately dosed at between 7 and 8 grams per litre.