Bollinger - La Grande Annee Rose 2005Very Lively
Country of OriginFrance
- BodyMedium-Full Bodied
- Food MatchGame
- Grape TypeChardonnay
- Grape TypePinot Noir
- Lees Ageing6 Years
- Serving temperature Degrees C10-12
- Sweetness of ChampagneBrut
- Type of closureNatural Cork
- WinemakerMathieu Kauffmann
Associated GroupsMother's Day
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.
To the eye: Salmon coloured with orange hues
To the nose: Red currant and almonds aromas followed by spicy and grilled notes. Flavours of great Burgundy Pinot Noirs.
To the palate: Surprisingly wine-like but also very lively. Aromas of cherries, or kirsch, and toasted bread.
68% Pinot Noir, 32% Chardonnay, 89% Grands crus, 11% Premiers Crus, 5% red Cote aux Enfants wine. At Bollinger, only very high quality harvests become vintage: vintage 2004 gives us beautifully wine-like champagne, with pleasant hints of a great Pinot Noir.