Champagne Bollinger La Grande Annee 2012
La Grande Année is the embodiment of the carefully preserved traditional expertise of the Bollinger Champagne House.
This is a full and expressive top-quality Champagne from iconic grande marque Bollinger. Aromas of apricot, almond and hazelnut, and nuances of honey and cereals follow through onto a fresh and silky palate. With its exceptional texture, structure and delicious, refined finish, this is definitely an unforgettable fizz. Perfect alongside scallops or oysters with truffled wild mushrooms.
At Bollinger, only very high quality harvests become a vintage: the exceptional 2012 vintage led to Bollinger creating expressive wines that were simultaneously full, fresh and complex. La Grande Année is the embodiment of the carefully preserved traditional expertise of the Bollinger Champagne House. The wine is exclusively vinified in small aged oak barrels. Champagne Bollinger has never abandoned this traditional craft method, which helps develop aromas of great finesse. After a prolonged ageing on its lees under a natural cork and staple, even today every bottle of La Grande Année is riddled and disgorged by hand.
The grapes for the 2012 La Grande Année come from 21 crus: Mainly Aÿ and Verzenay for the Pinot Noir, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger and Oiry for the Chardonnay. 65% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay.
La Grande Année 2012 is the perfect champagne for gourmet food. To fully appreciate its unique style and aromas, La Grande Année 2012 is best served between 8 and 10°C. You can enjoy La Grande Année 2012 now or choose to age it in your cellar.
97 Points - Gilbert & Gaillard
96 Points - Wine Enthusiast
95 Points - Wine Advocate
#10 in Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines 2020