Grape(s): 61% Pinot Noir, 39% Chardonnay
Localization: Champagne, France
Tasting Notes: The nose reveals a highly complex aromatic palette. Opening up to fragrances of cherry, lemon, quince and bergamot, when aerated, the bouquet blends a subtle iodine note with aromas of hazelnut, almond, mirabelle plum and peach. Fine and expressive, the palate is seduced by this champagne's subtle acidity, its delicate texture and its airy feel. The palate intensely stretches to a pleasant finish whose saline and exquisite length blends with aromas of fruits from trees and citrus fruits.
Food Pairing: Bollinger's La Grande Annee 2014 will perfectly complement Mediterranean sea bass served with grilled potatoes and courgette flowers. Langoustine ravioli, foie gras, or pan-fried scallops with citrus-flavored butter and kombu seaweed are also refined food and wine pairing alternatives.
Notes: La Grande Annee by the Bollinger Champagne House stems from 19 exceptional vineyards in the Cete des Blancs and the Montagne de Reims. The Pinot Noir grapes are mainly from Ay and Verzenay, while the Chardonnay grapes that complete the blend are mostly from Chouilly and Oiry.
The Domain: Timeless and legendary, the Bollinger Champagne House, nicknamed "Boll" by the inhabitants of the Champagne region and "Bolly" by the English, is part of an exclusive group of fine Champagne houses. Champagne Bollinger’s style is defined by the exemplary precision brought to each winemaking step. The respect for traditions, riddling the bottles by hand, corking reserve magnum bottles, the last barrel maker in the Champagne region, the drive for excellence symbolise the whole culture of Champagne Bollinger. More than just an art, it is a heritage.