Established in Ay in 1829, the house of Bollinger makes “classic, Pinot dominated Champagnes of great potential longevity and complexity” (Tom Stevenson). Mellow and golden with mouthfilling orchard fruit flavours and a rich buttercream finish.
"For the price this Champagne outshines all others"
Online Reviewer Cardiff
Run by Ghislain de Montgolfier, great-grandson of the founder, Bollinger remains family owned to this day. The winemaker is Alsace born Mathieu Kauffmann, who uses Pinot Noir in the Special Cuvée to lend summer berry notes, while Chardonnay gives it a delicate creaminess. 10% reserve wine – up to 15 years old – contributes the complexity you expect from this great name. Madame Lily Bollinger, who died in 1971, was the wine’s greatest ambassador. Once, when asked how she enjoyed her Champagne, she replied, “I drink it when I’m happy and when I’m sad. Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I’m not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise, I never touch it — unless I’m thirsty!”
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