Bollinger La Grande Annee 2005 Magnum 150cl in Green Wooden Box

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Country France
Champagne Type Vintage Brut and Rose
Region Champagne
Brand Bollinger
Grape Variety Pinot Noir / Pinot Meunier / Chardonnay
Size 150cl
ABV 12.0%
Closure Type Cork
Vintage 2005
Maturity Drinking well now but will keep
Style Rich and Full bodied
Food Match Foie Gras, a selection of Fish or Lamb dishes, and strong hard Cheese
Presented in a stylish green wooden hinged gift box, a Magnum of the Bollinger Grand Annee 2005. The nose displays generous flavours of caramelised apple and hazelnut with complexity of cinnamon and dried flower aromas. The palate is broad, with a creamy texture from the oak fermentation and fine, delicate mousse. In the mouth, a mature, supple and full wine with a long finish.

Madame Bollinger famously quoted: “I drink it 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."

In 1829, Champagne Bollinger introduced an instantly recognizable, dry, toasty style that connoisseurs around the globe have coveted ever since. Six generations of the Bollinger family have maintained that trademark style, and Bollinger is one of the rare Grande Marque houses to be owned, controlled and managed by the same family since it was founded.

With 399 acres of vineyards situated in the best Grands Crus and Premiers Crus villages, Bollinger relies on its own estate for nearly two-thirds of its grape requirements, including the Pinot Noir from La Côte Aux Enfants in the heart of Ay. It is this that gives its Champagne its distinctive roundness and elegance, Bollinger is one of a select few houses that can control the quality of its grape supply so carefully.

Bollinger is renowned for its stringent quality standards. It adheres to traditional methods, including individual vinification of each marc and cru, barrel fermentation (it is the last Champagne house to employ a full-time cooper) and extra-aging on the lees prior to disgorgement.

Cellar Master Gilles Descôtes is the grandson of a Champagne grower who has been amongst the vines from an early age. He is custodian of the five labyrinthine kilometres of cellars that run under Ay, permeated by the scent of fermented fruit, old wood and earth. These house the treasured Bollinger wines, including a matchless collection of over 700,000 magnums of reserve wines.

Country Of Origin: France

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