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    5 998
  • Producer ranking ?

    79
  • Decanting time

    15min
  • When to drink

    2020-2025
  • Food Pairing

    Seafood, Salads & Consommes

The Story

The underground world of the House’s cellars reveals the full importance of time at Bollinger’s. After primary fermentation in small stainless steel or wooden casks the wine is bottled in the spring and taken down to rest in the pervading silence of the chalk cellars; Special Cuvée champagne will remain there for at least three years and vintage cuvees for much longer. It is this long period of rest that develops the extraordinarily delicate aromas of the wine and gives the bubbles their smooth texture. 

Each year, some of the very best wines are added to the House’s exceptional collection of 700,000 reserve magnums which are kept for blending Special Cuvée. Stoppered with natural corks during a light secondary fermentation, these magnums enable each wine, from every cru and every plot, to reveal the infinite subtlety of their bouquet and to develop their full complexity while being protected from oxidation. This is a luxury that gives Bollinger the opportunity of letting wines mature over many years before being used. The art of using reserve wines has reached absolute perfection!

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TASTINGNOTE ‘Återigen en av mina absoluta favoriter bland standard-champagnerna. Sedan början av nittiotalet är vinet fyra år gammalt och vinifiererat på ståltankar. Det är ändå fascinerande att se hur mycket tolv procent gamla reservviner vinifierade på ekfat och sedan lagrade i magnumbuteljer, gör för att lyfta vinet. Den ekigt rökiga och djupa Bollingerstilen utvecklas efter ett par år i flaskan. Superb just nu.’
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Ay, Champagne

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 Björnstierne Antonson / sommelier, Pro (Sweden)  tasted  Special Cuvée NV (00's)  ( Bollinger )

"TASTINGNOTE ‘Återigen en av mina absoluta favoriter bland standard-champagnerna. Sedan början av nittiotalet är vinet fyra år gammalt och vinifiererat på ståltankar. Det är ändå fascinerande att se hur mycket tolv procent gamla reservviner vinifierade på ekfat och sedan lagrade i magnumbuteljer, gör för att lyfta vinet. Den ekigt rökiga och djupa Bollingerstilen utvecklas efter ett par år i flaskan. Superb just nu.’"

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 Björnstierne Antonson / sommelier, Pro (Sweden)  tasted  Special Cuvée NV (00's)  ( Bollinger )

"ASTINGNOTE ‘Återigen en av mina absoluta favoriter bland standard-champagnerna. Sedan början av nittiotalet är vinet fyra år gammalt och vinifiererat på ståltankar. Det är ändå fascinerande att se hur mycket tolv procent gamla reservviner vinifierade på ekfat och sedan lagrade i magnumbuteljer, gör för att lyfta vinet. Den ekigt rökiga och djupa Bollingerstilen utvecklas efter ett par år i flaskan. Superb just nu.’ "

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