Bollinger Vieilles Vignes Francaises VVF 2007
In the early 20th century, the vines of Champagne were destroyed by phylloxera. In order to fight the devastating insect, everything had to be replanted using American rootstock. Everything, except two Bollinger plots in Ay classified as Grand cru which remained untouched: Chaudes Terres and Clos St Jacques. To this day, these two plots are grown the traditional way, following the ‘provignage’ method, worked by hand and even sometimes with the help of a cart-horse. Bollinger VVF is a symbol of a bygone era: an extraordinary and moving legacy.
A total of 3,132 numbered bottles of the 2007 Vieilles Vignes Francaises vintage were produced.
On the eye: A deep golden color
On the nose: A wonderful aromatic complexity. Initial floral notes of lime blossom and chamomile, developing into notes of truffle and acacia honey.
On the palate: Impressive intensity, opulence and balance. Aromas of candied lemon, tarte tatin and gingerbread. Exceptional persistence, finishing on sweet spices evocative of cinnamon.