Bollinger Special Cuvée is the result of the delicate blending between harvest grapes and a majority of reserve wines, including some, aged in magnums for more than 15 years in Bollinger’s cellars.
In 1911, Georges Bollinger’s British agent gave him the idea for the name Special Cuvée – “special” written the English way, without an accent. He thought the French expression “Brut sans année” was no match for such a subtle champagne… More than a hundred years later, the name of Bollinger’s key figure champagne still symbolizes both its expertise and its history.
- Blend: 60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay, 15% Meunier. Over 85% Grands and Premiers crus.
- Maturation: cellar aged for more than twice the time required by the appellation.
- Dosage: moderate, 8 to 9 grams per liter.
- Eye: A golden colour, distinctive of black grape varieties ; very fine bubbles.
- Nose: A beautiful aromatic complexity ; ripe fruit and spicy aromas ; hints of roasted apples, apple compote and peaches.
- Palate: A subtle combination of structure, length and vivacity ; bubbles like velvet ; pear, brioche and spicy aromas, notes of fresh walnut.
- Any fish, especially sushi and sashimi
- Seafood: shrimp, prawn, crayfish, grilled lobster
- Poultry and white meat. Parmesan, good cured ham