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Vieilles Vignes Françaises 2009

The eternal soul of Champagne

Pinot Noir derived from two single plots adjacent to the House in Aÿ: 

non-grafted vines grown in the traditional en foule layering system

and worked entirely by hand.

Blend of the 2004 vintage 

100% Pinot Noir At Bollinger, only the highest quality harvests become a vintage: in 2005, the Vieilles Vignes Françaises parcels were harvested on 22 September and produced an exceptional Pinot Noir. 
Maturation 
Maturation Cellar aged for more than twice the time required by the Appellation 
Dosage 
0 g/l. No added sugar. The elegant maturity of the 2005 vintage is revealed in its purest expression.

To the eye  
Deep gold. The colour of a bright autumn morning.

To the nose 
Complex, lively and smooth. Intense aromas of quince jelly, mirabelle plum
and dry fruits give way to subtle notes of mocha and toasted bread.
To the palate 
A very wide aromatic spectrum is expressed in a delectable, rich and precise palate. 
It has remarkable length, marked by a saline finish.

White caviar, Alba Truffle

Vieilles Vignes Françaises 2009 can be paired with the finest dishes, but can also help create a special occasion on its own; wine connoisseurs will share it thoughtfully, enjoying the opportunity to try its rare unmatched flavours. To fully appreciate its unique style, bouquet and aromas, it is best to serve Vieilles Vignes Françaises 2009 between 10 and 12°C. You can enjoy Vieilles Vignes Françaises 2009 right away, or choose to age it further in your cellar.

In the early 20th century, the vines of Champagne were destroyed by phylloxera. In order to fight the devastating insect, all vines in Champagne had to be replanted using American rootstock. Everything, except two Bollinger plots in Aÿ classified as Grand cru which remained untouched: Chaudes Terres and Clos St Jacques. To this day, these two plots are grown the traditional way, following the ‘provignage’ method, worked by hand and even sometimes with the help of a horse. Bollinger Vieilles Vignes Françaises is a symbol of a bygone era: an extraordinary and moving legacy. 

A total of 2,420 numbered bottles of the 2009 Vieilles Vignes Françaises vintage were produced.

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Vieilles Vignes Françaises 2005

The eternal soul of Champagne

Get a taste of Champagne in bygone days: a very small production from miraculously preserved and un-grafted vines, grown the traditional way.


Blend of the 2004 vintage 
100% Pinot Noir At Bollinger, only the highest quality harvests become a vintage: in 2005, the Vieilles Vignes Françaises parcels were harvested on 22 September and produced an exceptional Pinot Noir. 
Maturation 
Maturation Cellar aged for more than twice the time required by the Appellation 
Dosage 
0 g/l. No added sugar. The elegant maturity of the 2005 vintage is revealed in its purest expression.


To the eye 
Deep gold. The colour of a bright autumn morning.
To the nose 
Very intense, characteristic of mature vintages. Quince, honey, dried apricots and candied fruits flavours. Tertiary aromas of grilled, toasted bread. 
To the palate 
A round, creamy mouthfeel with an effervescence that melts into the wine. A saline, mineral finish. Incredible length with exceptional richness and maturity.


White caviar, Alba Truffle


Vieilles Vignes Françaises 2005 can be paired with the finest dishes but can also help create a special occasion on its own; wine connoisseurs will share it thoughtfully, 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 2005 between 8 and 10°C.You can enjoy Vieilles Vignes Françaises 2005 right away, or choose to age it in your cellar.


In the early 20th century, the vines of Champagne were destroyed by phylloxera. In order to fight the devastating insect, everything had to be replanted using American rootstock. Everything, except two Bollinger plots in Aÿ classified as Grand cru which remained untouched: Chaudes Terres and Clos St Jacques. To this day, these two plots are grown the traditional way, following the ‘provignage’ 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: an extraordinary and moving legacy.A total of 3 702 numbered bottles of the 2005 Vieilles Vignes Françaises vintage were produced.

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