Bollinger Grande Annee - 2005
Pinot Noir 66%, Chardonnay 34%
La Grande Année is Bollinger’s Prestige Cuvée and is only produced when exceptional vintages occur. The grapes come exclusively from Grand and Premier Crus. The first fermentation is always carried out 100% in old oak barrels, which is quite exceptional in Champagne. The wine is aged on its lees for a minimum of 5 years, often more. After manual riddling and disgorging, the wine rests for a minimum of 3 months prior to shipment. Rich gold, almost pink showing the maturity of the wine. Toasty, candied fruits, notes of exotic spices, rhubarb, stone fruit. Silky bubbles,full bodied, wonderful length and concentration.