La Grande Année is the embodiment of the carefully preserved traditional expertise of
the Bollinger Champagne House. The wine is therefore exclusively vinified in small aged
oak barrels. Champagne Bollinger has never abandoned this traditional craft method, which
helps develop aromas of great finesse. After a prolonged ageing on its lees, even today every
bottle of La Grande Année is riddled and disgorged by hand.
To the eye: The delicate colour and golden hues are a sign of the wine’s maturity
and reflective of Bollinger’s wine-making methods.
To the nose: Full and expressive. Apricot, almond and hazelnut, followed by notes
of honey and cereals intertwining in a symphony of aromas.
On the palate: Exceptional texture and structure. Dense, silky with a long finish.
Fresh and full with a delicious refined finish.
La Grande Année 2012 is the perfect champagne for gourmet food. To fully appreciate its
unique style and aromas, La Grande Année 2012 is best served between 8 and 10°C. You
can enjoy La Grande Année 2012 now or choose to age it in your cellar.