The maison was founded in 1829 by Athanase Louis Emmanuel Count of Villermont in partnership with the German Joseph Bollinger and Paul Ranaudin. It was the German himself, in the years to come, who became the symbolic man of the company that still bears his name today. Bollinger has always focused on the quality of the product, obviously helped by the favorable position in which his vineyards are located, even arriving in 1884 to receive the Royal Warrant of the English Court. To date, the company has about 160 hectares which extend mainly in the Montagne de Reims and Ay, half classified as Grand Crus and the rest as Premier Crus.
Pinot Noir 60%
Pinot Meunier 15%
It is produced according to the so-called champenoise method or classic method, a method in which the wine substantially undergoes two different fermentations: the first, the alcoholic one (which it shares with the rest of the wines) takes place in vats for fermentation; the second instead takes place directly in the bottle and ensures that during this second procedure, thanks to particular yeasts, the wine also develops carbon dioxide (which will then give life to the famous bubbles when uncorked).
It has an intense straw yellow color with golden glazes, fine perlage. On the nose notes of candied fruit, peaches in syrup and white flowers, followed by yeasts, melted butter, toasted almonds and intense minerality and spiciness. Really complex and able to give emotions. Powerful and sumptuous in the mouth, but also perfectly balanced and deep. All the elements of the wine are in their right place giving a long and mineral finish that excites. Extraordinary.
Perfect for special occasions, to drink with loved ones. Perfect if we want the combination with fatty dishes such as foie gras, or even rather tasty meat or fish dishes.