This is Madame Bollinger's ultimate gift, the result of rare conditions: a blend between a great champagne and one of the very best red wines of the Champagne region, both from the same vintage. Madame Bollinger agreed to a Bollinger rose‚ under one condition, it had to be extraordinary, and that is how La Grande Annee Rose‚ was born: the unique blend between a great vintage champagne and a red wine from a unique plot, the legendary Cote aux Enfants. To produce a red wine of such high quality in the champagne region is a challenge: a rare treat, a true Bollinger
67% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay. 21 crus: mainly Aÿ and Verzenay for the Pinot Noir, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger and Oiry for the Chardonnay. Fermented entirely in barrels.
At Bollinger, only very high quality harvests become a vintage: the exceptional 2012 vintage led to Bollinger creating expressive wines that were simultaneously full, fresh and complex. To the eye, a delicate rose derived from La Côte aux Enfants Pinot Noir. To the nose, aromas of redcurrant and black fruits accompany lovely notes of citrus.
On the palate, a great deal of delicacy. The freshness and creamy texture are prolonged by a racy finish. La Grande Année Rosé is best enjoyed with savoury dishes: Duck breast filets, quail, pigeon or guinea fowl; Venison sauce Grand Veneur; Exotic or oriental cuisine.