The Bollinger Rosé Champagne
Bollinger has now been producing this rosé since 2008, which finds the perfect balance between freshness, structure and elegance. The Bollinger Rosé is an assemblage of over 85% Grand and Premier Crus. It is composed of 62% Pinot Noir, 24% Chardonnay and 14% Meunier. The addition of 5-6% red wine gives it a distinctive aromatic power. The Champagne is aged in Bollinger’s cellars for at least 30 months before it is disgorged. The combination of excellent sites, exquisite red wine and long yeast aging makes this rosé distinctive – yet typically Bollinger.
- In the glass: A bright rosé with delicate golden reflections.
- On the nose: notes of red currants, cherries and wild strawberries (typical for red grapes) combined with a spicy note, not unlike the Special Cuvée.
- On the palate: silky bubbles, a successful combination of structure, length and effervescence, with a tannic finish thanks to the addition of red wine
- Bollinger style “afternoon tea”
- Summer picnic with friends
- Aperitif before dinner
- Fruity and slightly acidic desserts
The Champagne House Bollinger
The Champagne House Bollinger, founded in 1829, is one of the last independent producers in Champagne among the big champagne houses. Based in Aÿ, near Épernay, the house has made a name for itself for its powerful and elegant champagnes, which are characterized by the high proportion of Pinot Noir. As early as 1884, Bollinger was appointed by Queen Victoria as the official purveyor to the court of the British Royal Family. In Bollinger’s vineyards, over 80% of the plots are classified as Grand or Premier Cru sites, which underlines the outstanding quality of their champagnes. By combining tradition and innovation, Bollinger creates distinctive and timeless champagnes that are appreciated worldwide.