Champagne Bollinger: A Fabulous Range

Vivian Liang | October 8, 2020

We have long been admirers of Bollinger Champagne. As one of the finest producers in the region, Bollinger is known for its full-bodied style and a high percentage of Pinot Noir.  

La Grande Année is Bollinger’s vintage cuvée, which is only made in the finest years. I adore both 2002 and 2008 – two stellar recent vintages in Champagne, with 2002 being refined and delicate and 2008 named vibrant and expressive. 

R.D. stands for Recently Disgorged, it is a bottling only available in exceptional years. R.D. undergoes extended ageing on the lees in Bollinger’s cellar, for at least ten years, before it is released. R.D. shows amazing freshness, perfectly balanced with developed flavors and elegance. This is probably one of the best Champagnes one could ever imagine. 

Vieilles Vignes Françaises is something very special. Crafted from 100% un-grafted Pinot Noir from extremely old vines, production is minuscule. This Champagne shows remarkable complexity, pronounced red fruits, roasted nuts, and honey tones that linger in your mouth. 

The new kid in Bollinger’s range is the PN VZ 2015. Comprised of Pinot Noir from Verzenay, it features reserve wines going back to 2009. The PN VZ is a more affordable version of Vieilles Vignes Françaises, while still offering the same Pinot charm. PN VZ shows lovely cherry aromas, floral notes, and nuttiness. It’s pure and versatile, a food wine that pairs well with a wide range of western entrées and Asian stir-fried dishes. 

I invite you to explore the fabulous range of Bollinger Champagne.