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La Grande Année Rosé 2012

Textured and gourmet

The subtil blend of a great champagne and a unique red wine.

Blend of the 2012 vintage 

67% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay.  21 crus:  mainly Aÿ and Verzenay for the Pinot Noir, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger and Oiry for the Chardonnay.
Exclusive use of the cuvee.  

Fermented entirely in barrels.
At Bollinger, only very high quality harvests become a vintage: the exceptional 2012 vintage led to Bollinger creating expressive wines that were simultaneously full, fresh and complex.

Maturation 
Sealed with a natural cork and cellar aged for more than twice the time required by the appellation.

Dosage 
Moderate, 8 grams per liter.

To the eye  

A delicate rose derived from La Côte aux Enfants Pinot Noir.


To the nose 
Aromas of redcurrant and black fruits accompany lovely notes of citrus.

On the palate 
A great deal of delicacy. The freshness and creamy texture are prolonged by a racy finish.

La Grande Année Rosé is best enjoyed with savoury dishes.

Duck breast filets, quail, pigeon or guinea fowl.

Venison sauce Grand Veneur.

Exotic or oriental cuisine.

La Grande Année Rosé 2012 is a powerful and complex champagne which enhances and complements perfectly the subtlest gourmet experiences. 

To fully appreciate its unique style, bouquet and aromas, this wine is best served between 8 and 10°C. 

You can enjoy La Grande Année Rosé 2012 right away, or choose to age it in your cellar.

La Grande Année Rosé is an alternative expression of La Grande Année, transformed by the addition, at blending, of the unique red wine from La Côte aux Enfants. The emblematic single plot of the House, located in Aÿ, produces still red wine only when the grapes reach perfect ripeness. After vinification in small aged oak barrels and a prolonged ageing on its lees, even today every bottle of La Grande Année is riddled and disgorged by hand. This reflects all the expertise of the House, able to create a cuvée whose quality is matched only by its rarity.


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La Grande Année Rosé 2007

The subtil blend of a great champagne and a unique red wine


Blend of the 2007 vintage: 72% Pinot Noir, 28% Chardonnay.
14 crus: mainly Aÿ and Verzenay for the Pinot Noir; Cramant and Oger for the Chardonnay - 92% Grands crus and 8% Premiers crus.
6% red Côte aux Enfants wine.
Exclusive use of the cuvee. Fermented entirely in barrels.
At Bollinger, only very high quality harvests become a vintage: The year 2007 was an exceptional one, revealing a very refreshing champagne that brings out the full impact of the fruit.

Maturation: Cellar aged for more than twice the time required by the appellation. Sealed with a natural cork whilst ageing.

Dosage: Low, 7 grams per liter. 

To the eye: A delicate coral tint.
To the nose: Redcurrant and dried g aromas accompanied by a minty touch: notes of blond tobacco and dried flowers.
On the palate: A wine with ne, delicate flavours; notes of mirabelle plum, kirsch and freshly cut grass; a beautiful aromatic structure. 

Duck breast lets, quail, pigeon or guinea fowl. Venison sauce Grand Veneur.
Exotic or oriental cuisine.
Rhubarb and red berry crumble. 

La Grande Année Rosé 2007 enhances and complements perfectly the subtlest gourmet experiences. This powerful and complex champagne is perfect for a romantic dinner, adding a touch of in nite seduction. To fully appreciate its unique style, bouquet and aromas, La Grande Année Rosé 2007 is best served between 8 and 10°C. You can enjoy La Grande Année Rosé 2007 right away, or choose to age it in your cellar. 

Madame Bollinger agreed to a Bollinger rosé under one condition, it had to be extraordinary, and that is how La Grande Année Rosé was born: the unique blend between a great vintage champagne and a red wine from a unique plot, the legendary Côte aux Enfants. To produce a red wine of such high quality in the champagne region is a challenge: a rare treat, a true Bollinger. 

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