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Bollinger Vieilles Vignes Franšaises 2006 Champagne

The Bollinger Champagne House has created prestigious champagnes with character, distinguished by their elegance and complexity, since 1829. The story began with Athanase de Villermont, the youngest son of a noble family. He inherited an extensive estate from his family in the A  region. He immediately foresaw the extraordinary potential of the wines of Champagne. Upon meeting Joseph Bollinger, a widely travelled German who left his country to learn about Champagne, and Paul Renaudin, a local man fascinated by the world of wine, the firm of Renaudin-Bollinger & Cie was founded on 6th February 1829. Owning 164 hectares of vineyards of which 85% are Grand Cru and Premier Cru vines, Bollinger is one of the few champagne Houses to produce the majority of their own grapes for their blends.

A total of 3,300 numbered bottles of the 2006 Vieilles Vignes Franšaises vintage were produced. In the early 20th century, the vines of Champagne were destroyed by phylloxera. Everything had to be replanted using American rootstock, to fight the devastating insect. Everything except two Bollinger plots classified as Grands Crus: Chaudes Terres and Clos St Jacques, in A . Both plots are very small and have total size of 0.36 hectare. These two plots are grown the traditional way, following the provinage method, worked by hand and even sometimes with the help of a cart-horse. Until recently, Vieilles Vignes was produced from three small plot including Croix Rouge, however this plot suffered to the phylloxera. Bollinger Vieilles Vignes has only been produced as a separate CuvÚe since 1970.

Bollinger Vieilles Vignes Franšaises is a symbol of a bygone era: a reminiscent, extraordinary and moving legacy.áThese grapes were harvested on September 14th.

The 2006 vintage is a deep gold colour with a fine stream of bubbles. On the nose, powerful aromatics are dominated by honey and spice bread flavours lead to a palate full of candied citrus, dried exotic fruits and ginger. The Champagne has a wonderful balance and consistency.

Grape Varieties: 100% Pinot Noir
Dosage: 4 g/L

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Bought directly from Bollinger through their UK agent Mentzendorff, this is currently held in bond at Vinotheque in Burton-On-Trent, where it is cellared in ideal conditions and for same day deliveries small quantities are held in our London offices in a top of the range Eurocave

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