Bollinger La Grande Année Rosé 2014
Blend of the 2014 vintage: 63% Pinot Noir, 37% Chardonnay. 19 crus : Mainly Aÿ and Verzenay for the Pinot Noir, Chouilly and Oiry for the Chardonnay. 5% red Côte aux Enfants wine.
Exclusive use of the cuvée. Fermented entirely in aged oak barrels. At Bollinger, only very high quality harvests become a vintage : the 2014 vintage gave rise to a wine that is simultaneously precise, refined and complex, in terms of both its minerality and exceptional length.
Maturation: Sealed with a natural cork and cellar aged for more than twice the time required by the appellation.
Dosage: Moderate, 8 grams per litre.
To the eye: Pale Salmon with pinkish glints.
To the nose: A real mosaic of fruit: aromas of raspberry, wild strawberries, cherries, etc. Notes of peach and quince complete this fruity bouquet.
On the palate: This wine is characterised by its creamy effervescence, splendid volume in the mouth and long aromatic persistence. Its wonderful acidity and sea-air characteristics appear alongside flavours of orchard fruits and berries.