Bollinger La Grande Annee Rose 2012 (1.5L Magnum)
La Grande Année Rosé is an alternative expression of La Grande Année, transformed by the addition, at blending, of the unique red wine from La Côte aux Enfants. The emblematic single plot of the House, located in Aÿ, produces still red wine only when the grapes reach perfect ripeness. After vinification in small aged oak barrels and a prolonged ageing on its lees, even today every bottle of La Grande Année Rosé is riddled and disgorged by hand. This reflects all the expertise of the House, able to create a cuvée whose quality is matched only by its rarity.
On the eye: A delicate rose derived from La Côte aux Enfants Pinot Noir.
On the nose: Aromas of redcurrant and black fruits accompany lovely notes of citrus.
On the palate: A great deal of delicacy. The freshness and creamy texture are prolonged by a racy finish.
La Grande Année Rosé is best enjoyed with savory dishes. Duck breast filets, quail, pigeon or guinea fowl. Venison sauce Grand Veneur. Exotic or oriental cuisine.
Varietals: 67% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay
Appellation: 21 crus: Mainly Aÿ and Verzenay for Pinot Noir; Le Mesnil-sur-Oger and Oiry for Chardonnay