Regarding the Champagne Bollinger Grande Année 2012
Bollinger's cuvée de prestige : La Grande Année 2012 is now available! This is Bollinger's interpretation of an exceptional year. At Bollinger's, only very high quality harvests become vintage. The 2012 harvest is a perfect example. This superb 2012 vintage offers us a generous champagne, lively, full and complex.
It is elaborated from 65% Pinot Noir and 35% Chardonnay, with a vinification in small casks. Grande Année 2012 has been raised in cellar for twice the length of the appelation’s requirements.
The eye unveils golden hues which is a sign of the wine's maturity and Bollinger's wine-making methods. The nose very expressive reveals aromas of almond, apricot, hazelnut and honey. On the palate, the structure is exceptionnaly dense, persistent and of a beautiful freshness which ends with beautiful bitterness.
The Grande Année 2012 is a must-have for a gastronomic meal. It is delicious with scallops, grilled oysters or a chicken with potatoes and truffles.
You can enjoy Bollinger’s Grande Année 2012 immediately, or choose to store it in your cellar ... but this might be quite a challenge to wait!