Bollinger La Grande Annee Rose 2007

Mix 12
£486.95
Mix 6
£489.95
Per Bottle
£494.95
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Description & Technical Information
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In 1976, Bollinger Vintage was re-named Grande Année. Then in 1997, it became La Grande Année - 'The Great Year' - a name simple enough to illustrate its exceptional status, because only truly extraordinary years become vintage at Bollinger. La Grande Année made its screen débuts two years later in James Bond's Casino Royale. Madame Bollinger agreed to a Bollinger rosé under one condition: it had to be extraordinary. Thus, La Grande Année Rosé was born: the distinctive blend between a great vintage champagne and a red wine from an exclusive plot - the legendary Côte aux Enfants. This unique vineyard is one of the few to contain extremely rare ungrafted vines, which produce more intense and flavourful wines with better ageing potential. To produce a red wine of such high quality in the champagne region is a challenge. The resultant La Grande Année Rosé is a rare treat and a true Bollinger.

Weather: Mostly a warm year, 2007 was characterised by unexpected major weather events. A warm spring was followed by a cool summer, although the end of the ripening process was excellent, with harvests taking place in ideal conditions.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: 92% Grands crus and 8% Premiers Crus | Pinot Noir: Aÿ, Verzenay | Chardonnay: Avize, Cramant, Oger
Grape Varieties: 72% Pinot Noir, 28% Chardonnay | inc. 5% Red Wine
Dosage: 7 g/l
Drink: Now to 2038

Tasting Note: A salmon-pink colour, La Grande Année Rosé 2007 is extremely aromatic with strong red fruit and peachy notes. This strength on the nose is produced by the addition of 5% of the concentrated and complex Pinot Noir from the superb Côte aux Enfants vineyard. The delicious red berry flavours continue on the palate and combines with zesty citrus fruits, leave a lasting long finish. This is a wonderfully complex rosé from a tough vintage and a wine that will certainly age well.
Champagne Bollinger Overview
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Expert Reviews
93 → 95/100
Essi Avellan MW
“This note is for a magnum that so well brings out the soul of La Grande Année and its characterful La Côte aux Enfents red wine heart. Such a combination of vinosity and silkiness coming with full-on Pinot aromas of red berries, oriental spices and forest floor notes. Structured and long with the softest mousse in magnum in absence of too many oxidative notes. ”
17.5/20
Jancis Robinson MW
“Tasted blind. Deep, slightly greyish salmon colour. Real depth and intrigue to this nose. Could be Nyetimber 1086? Lots of phenolics on the finish but pretty exciting on the way there. Very meaty. Food wine. Very good.
Drink 2019-2024”
18/20
Tim Jackson MW
“Medium onion-skin. Coffee lees expression over dark cherry, some flint and dried-herb savouriness. Some old-cream complexity that needs coaxing from the glass. Firm, chalky texture with red and black cherry, some orange-citrus and plenty of nutty lees. Fine, brooding and dense. Needs time to open. Very fine rosé.”
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    April 19, 2019

    Shortly after the 2018 harvest, Bollinger Chef de Cave Gilles Descôtes declared that "2017 was the worst harvest of my life and 2018 is the best". We visited the house in Aÿ to taste the base wines and also tasted some of the rarer grape varieties, such as Arbane, Petit Meslier and Pinot Gris.
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    April 12, 2017

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