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%
Blend of 14 different Marne villages, 91 of which are classified as Gran Cru and the remainder as Premier Cru. It is produced according to the so-called methode champenoise 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). This wine was disgorged on 10 July 2020, and after another 8 months of storage in the cellars it was released on the market at the beginning of March 2021.
It has an intense golden yellow color with a very fine and gritty perlage. The nose immediately perceives intensity and energy, with notes of candied citrus fruits, orange honey, ginger, turmeric and curry, with notes of pastry and melted butter. Great sensations of minerality.
Perfect for special occasions, to drink on important occasions. Perfect if we want the combination with fatty dishes such as foie gras, or even rather tasty meat or fish dishes. But is it really important what we combine with such a product? Meditation champagne from all points of view.