Bollinger La Grande Annee Rose 2012
Madame Bollinger agreed to a Bollinger rosé under one condition, it had to be extraordinary, and that is how La Grande Année Rosé was born: the unique blend between a great vintage champagne and a red wine from a unique plot, the legendary Côte aux Enfants. La Grande Année Rosé is famous for its promise of exceptional ageing qualities. Just like La Grande Année, its rich texture and creamy effervescence make it the ideal partner for refined dishes and fine products.
The 2012 viticultural year was characterized by a long vine growth cycle and significant rainfall. The clear wines, tasted in the months that followed, revealed very expressive Chardonnays that remained lively and taut, while the Pinots Noirs come through with finesse, both structured and harmonious on the palate.
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 2012 is a powerful and complex champagne which enhances and complements perfectly the subtlest gourmet experiences.
Varietals: 67% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay
Appellation: 21 crus, mostly in Aÿ and Verzenay for the Pinot Noir and in Mesnil-sur-Oger and Oiry for the Chardonnay. 5% red wine from the Côte aux Enfants.
Aging: Fermented entirely in aged oak barrels.