“I drink Champagne 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.” – Lily Bollinger
Since 1829, Bollinger has been producing great Chamapanges with a powerful, sophisticated and complex style. Known for their uncompromising ethos, the majority of Bollinger’s production is made using their own grapes, and most of these are fermented in barrel to help create the rich house style.
La Grande Année Rosé is Madame Bollinger’s ultimate gift, created from perfect conditions: a blend between a great champagne and one of the very best red wines from a unique plot, the legendary Côte aux Enfants, a single plot of Aÿ Grand cru Pinot Noir.
To the eye, this wine has a beautiful and delicate coral tint. There is a real mosaic of fruit on the nose with aromas of raspberry, wild strawberries, cherries—notes of peach and quince complete this fruity bouquet. On the palate, it is clear La Grande Année Rosé 2014 is a wine with fine, delicate flavours characterised by its creamy effervescence and long aromatic persistence. The wine’s wonderful acidity and saline quality appear alongside flavours of orchard fruits and berries.