A cuvée that exalts the House’s style
2008, depth and refinement
It has taken more than ten years to reveal the full quality of the vintage and perfect the unique expression of La Grande Année 2008 in an intense, complex and harmonious wine with a great aging potential.
The intensity, a sign of the great aromatic richness of this wine, is expressed and lingers through the aromas of citrus and soft fruits, berries and spices, floral and mineral notes.
Reflections of the unique characteristics of 2008, its complexity and its extremely fresh texture bestow a remarkable depth and vitality on this wine, with a long and subtly saline finish.
Thanks to its incomparable depth and creamy texture, La Grande Année is truly a great gastronomic champagne and the ideal partner for refined dishes and fine products.
La Grande Année embodies the artisanal expertise that Bollinger has always upheld, which continues to be put to use in its production:
Vinification takes place exclusively in small old oak barrels (20 years old on average), maintained in Bollinger’s cooperage, of which there are almost 3,500.
Riddling and disgorging are performed entirely by hand, and take place after ageing on the lees in bottles with natural corks.
La Grande Année 2008 is Bollinger’s first prestige cuvée to have been aged in the 1846 Bollinger bottle with its unique and identifying shape, inspired by a 19th-century bottle with beneficial properties for the quality of the wine.