Bollinger RD Vintage 2002 Champagne 75cl in presentation Gift Box

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Country France
Champagne Type Vintage Brut and Rose
Region Champagne
Brand Bollinger
Grape Variety Chardonnay / Pinot Noir
Size 75cl
ABV 12.0%
Closure Type Cork
Vintage 2002
Maturity Drinking well now but will keep
Style Full Bodied
Food Match Wild Mushroom Risotto, Rich Venison Casserole

The wine trade was obviously waiting with great anticipation for the 2002 vintage, and when it landed in March 2014 it was clear to see why. Golden with subtle highlights to the eye, the nose was met with aromas of stewed ripe fruit and an underlying tone of honey. These are followed by roasted notes and cocoa, which are then surpassed by nutmeg and star anise. A full bodied and complex attack on the palate, yet well balanced and persistent. Touches of lemon reveal a pleasing bitterness paired with a long, mineral finish. A true modern classic.

This bottle is presented in a stunning RD gift box with Gold plague detail - a really superb champagne gift. 

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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