One of the world’s most revered Champagne Houses, Bollinger has consistently created outstanding Champagne with character,distinguished by elegance and complexity since 1829.
BOLLINGER SPECIAL CUVÉE NV
There is a lot that’s ‘Special’ about Bollinger’s Special Cuvée, an icon among non-vintage Champagnes. The signature bottling of the House of Bollinger, it is a blend of 60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay and 15% Pinot Meunier from Grand or Premier Cru vineyards of exceptional quality. The Special Cuvée also includes the addition of reserve wine which is still wine from previous vintages that is aged in magnums in the Bollinger cellar. This addition enriches the cuvee, adding flavour and weight to this sophisticated blend.
The Bollinger Special Cuvee displays an intense golden colour, very fine bubbles and a beautiful aromatic complexity: roasted apples and ripe peaches with gentle citrus nuances. Full and expansive on the palate, this is an intense, very elegant and refined creamy cuvée with pear and brioche flavours and notes of fresh walnuts with a long refreshing finish. This really is an absolutely fabulous Champagne that can be served for any special occasion as well as for afternoon tea, at a picnic, as a pre-dinner drink or as an ideal accompaniment to sushi, prawns and crayfish, good cured ham or sliced, seared beef fillet.
Bollinger Special Cuvée, packaged in an elegant gift box, is available nationally for approximately R960.
BOLLINGER ROSÉ NV
Fresh as a Rose, Balanced as a Bollinger, a True Alchemy! The Bollinger Rosé is a blend of 62% Pinot Noir, 24% Chardonnay and 14% Pinot Meunier from 85% Grand or Premier Cru vineyards of exceptional quality. This is a highly polished Champagne, an aromatic, perfectly balanced Rosé of great complexity and sophistication.
The Bollinger Rosé entices with a beautiful salmon pink colour, a velvet mousse and fresh, pure redcurrant, cherry and strawberry aromas, The palate is rich and refined, perfectly combining power with freshness, with a silky texture and juicy wild berry flavours, a touch of creaminess and a lasting fresh berry finish. With its intimate and unusual flavours, the absolutely fabulous Bollinger Rosé can be served for afternoon tea, Bollinger-style. It is also perfect for a picnic on a summer afternoon, as a pre-dinner drink or served with crayfish, salmon, Japanese cuisine or not-so-spicy Asian cuisine and fruit-based desserts.
Bollinger Rosé, packaged in a gorgeous gift box, is available nationally for approximately R1230.
BOLLINGER ROSÉ VINTAGE 2006
Bollinger Rosé 2006 is the very first limited-edition vintage that Champagne Bollinger exclusively dedicated to a rosé, inspired by the excellent 2006 vintage. A blend of Pinot Noir (72%), Chardonnay (28%); nine of the very best Grands and Premiers Crus were selected to blend a unique cuvée. More than 10 years ageing was necessary for this wine to express the true character of the 2006 vintage.
Labelled with metallic rose-gold Bollinger lettering, an exceptional cuvée deserves exceptional presentation. An enchanting salmon pink colour with a gracious mousse, the Bollinger Cuvée Rosé 2006 is delicately perfumed with enticing notes of rose petals, raspberries and quince. This unique champagne unveils elegance, precision and harmony. It has a gorgeous roundness on a lively palate, a silky texture and delicious wild berry flavours. It finishes fresh with lingering notes of tangerine.
Bollinger Rosé 2006 is available at select wine specialist stores for approximately R1300.
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