Bollinger Rosé Champagne Vintage 2006 75cl in Rose Gold Gift Cage

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Country France
Champagne Type Vintage Rose
Region Champagne
Brand Bollinger
Grape Variety Pinot Noir / Chardonnay
Size 75cl
ABV 12.0%
Closure Type Cork
Vintage 2006
Maturity Drink now but will keep
Style Deeply Flavoured and Complex
Food Match An exquisite match for ethnic and Eastern dishes.

Bollinger Champagne has released a limited edition vintage rosé Champagne in an exquisite Gift Cage, The metal Rose Gold gift cage weaves and melts together the letters of Bollinger in an innovative latticework of shadows and rose gold reflections.

Bollinger have crafted a stunning wine reflecting the contrasts of remarkable and carefully selected Grands and Premiers crus considered to be the most representative of the 2006 vintage, which was particularly suited to Pinot Noir.  Bollinger claims that the harvest inspired its cellar master to blend a cuvée that would be able to fully express the identity of the year, and thus it is Bollinger's very first limited edition vintage, exclusively dedicated to a rosé.

The blend is composed of 72% Pinot Noir and 28% Chardonnay, and the addition of 7% still red wine lends to a salmon pink colour. Only 9 crus, 84% Grands crus and 16% Premiers crus were used. Fermented entirely in barrels and aged for 10 years to perfection.

On the nose, subtle aromas that open with warm tobacco, chocolate, mocha and roasted coffee notes. This is followed by the fragrance of dried flowers and peony, and dried fruit and fruit compote notes, especially quince. 

In the mouth, deeply flavoured and complex, a fullness that strengthens the density of the wine, mature aromas, fruit jellies and honey. A great deal of length on the palate and a wonderfully fresh finish with notes of blood orange and mandarin.

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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