Blend of the 2006 vintage
100% Pinot Noir (Blanc de Noirs). At Bollinger, only very high quality harvests become vintage: in 2006, the Vieilles
Vignes Françaises were harvested on September 14th and produced an exceptional Pinot Noir.
Cellar aged for more than twice the time required by the appellation
Moderate, 4 grams per liter.
To the eye
To the nose
An exceptional aromatic complexity revealing the perfect maturity of the wine.
Honey and spice bread flavours; notes of candied citrus, quince, dried exotic fruits (mango, papaya) and ginger.
On the palate
Both dense and subtle with spicy notes evoking ginger, pepper or vanilla.
A great wine remarkable for its wonderful balance and consistency in the mouth.
White caviar, Alba Truffle
Vieilles Vignes Françaises 2006 can be paired with the finest dishes but can also help create a special occasion on its own; wine connoisseurs will share it solemnly, enjoying the opportunity to try its rare unmatched flavours, if only once... To fully appreciate its unique style, bouquet and aromas, it is best to serve Vieilles Vignes Françaises 2006 between 8 and 10°C. You can enjoy Vieilles Vignes Françaises 2006 right away, or choose to age it in your cellar.
In the early 20th century, the vines of Champagne were destroyed by phylloxera. Everything had to be replanted using American rootstock, to fight the devastating insect. Everything except two Bollinger plots classified as Grands crus: Chaudes Terres and Clos St Jacques, in Aÿ. These two plots are grown the traditional way, following the provinage method, worked by hand and even sometimes with the help of a cart-horse. Bollinger Vieilles Vignes Françaises is a symbol of a bygone era: a reminiscent, extraordinary and moving legacy.
A total of 3 300 numbered bottles of the 2006 Vieilles Vignes Françaises vintage were produced.