Bollinger La Grande Annee Brut 2007
Bollinger’s prestige champagne is produced only when the harvest reaches a perfect balance: it is Bollinger’s version of an exceptional vintage. La Grande Annee is the result of the Bollinger style, of its exceptional "terroir" and traditional wine making techniques.
70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay.
14 crus: mainly Ay and Verzenay for the Pinot Noir, Cramant and Oger for the Chardonnay. 91% Grands crus and 9% Premier crus. Exclusive use of the cuvee. Fermented entirely in barrels.
On the eye: The delicate color and golden hues are a sign of the wine’s maturity and Bollinger’s wine-making methods.
On the nose: A first impression of fresh almonds, then yellow-flesh fruit aromas evoking peach and mango; toasted, roasted notes accompanied with dried citrus and pink grapefruit.
On the palate: A lovely aromatic fullness with honey flavors and a smooth chalky texture; candied lemon notes and a delicious bitterness, a wonderfully refreshing finish.
Foie gras, fresh or pan-fried
Grilled fish, with or without sauce, lobster
Roast lamb or veal
Parmesan or Comté