Bollinger - Spectre Limited Edition
Country of OriginFrance
- Acidity g/l4.2
- Drinking From2012
- Drinking Until2022
- Food MatchLobster & Shellfish
- Food MatchPoultry
- Grape TypeChardonnay
- Grape TypePinot Meunier
- Grape TypePinot Noir
- Ph Level3.1
- Residual Sugar g/l8
- Serving temperature Degrees C10-12
- Sweetness of ChampagneBrut
- Type of closureNatural Cork
- WinemakerMathieu Kauffmann
Associated GroupsFather's Day
The Champagne of James Bond.
To the eye: A deep golden colour, which demonstrates the wine's maturity as well as Bollinger's winemaking methods.
To the nose: The vintage boasts a refined complexity, the expression of the Grands crus' terroirs. White flowers, citrus fruit, delicately stewed pear with hints of vanilla, toasted aromas, hazelnut and breadcrumbs.
To the palate: The wine shows a good maturity yet remains quite brisk and lively. We move through candied fruit, mirabelle plum, quince paste and honey with a finish that reminds us of bitter orange.
Sourced exclusively from Grands crus from the Champagne region, the juices selected are taken from the 'cuvee' retaining only the best of the grapes.
The Bollinger Spectre Limited Edition blend is composed of 68% Pinot Noir and 32% Chardonnay. Five crus make up the composition of this blend. For Pinot Noir; Ay 39% and Verzenay 29%. For Chardonnay; Mesnil-sur-Oger 16%, Avize 8% and Cramant 8%.
Bollinger Spectre Limited Edition is produced in small old oak barrels so as not to give the wines the taste of wood or tannins. After bottling, the second fermentation and slow maturing in the cellar occur using cork stoppers to preserve the freshness of the wines while protecting them against oxidation.