In 1979, the Special Cuvée was shown for the first time in the film Moonraker, when Roger Moore enjoys the champagne with a beautiful lady. The Limited Edition of the Special Cuvée in the special 007 gift box with picture to the new blockbuster “No time to die” has been released to celebrate over 40 years of cooperation between the house of Bollinger and the agent James Bond. The bottle neck of this special edition is also decorated with the 007 logo.
The cuvée consists of 60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay and 15% Pinot Meunier from the 30 best sites the Champagne region has to offer. The grapes ferment in oak barrels and stainless steel tanks, depending on the vintage. Each year’s champagne also includes a tenth of reserve wines from previous vintages of Bollinger Special Cuvées. Impressive, distinctive and intense – just like the famous Agent 007. Santé!
- In the glass: A medium greenish yellow.
- To the nose: a bouquet of pastry, tropical fruits, apple and ripe peach.
- The champagne is complex on the palate with a light peach note accentuating the long finish.
- The champagne is perfect as an aperitif.
- The champagne also goes well with seafood and fish.
- A superb companion to white meat.
The Bollinger Champagne House
Powerful, sensual and elegant
The Bollinger champagne house was founded in 1829 and is one of the last independent producers in the Champagne region. In 1884, Queen Victoria appointed Bollinger the official purveyor to the court of the British Royal Family. The house is based in the Montagne de Reims in Aÿ, near Épernay. The distinctive strong and full-bodied champagnes are achieved by the high proportion of Pinot Noir. Typical of this region! A whopping 80% of all of the house’s plots are Grand or Premier Cru sites.