Vieilles Vignes Françaises 2008

The eternal soul of Champagne

Pinot noir derived from two single plots adjacent to the House in Aÿ.

Vieilles Vignes Françaises, the embodiment of two miraculously-surviving clos



An exceptional Blanc de Noirs vintage

Vieille Vignes Françaises 2008 is an assembly of 100% Grand Cru pinot noir. It is composed solely of harvests from the two legendary clos located near to Maison Bollinger in Aÿ, Les Chaudes Terres and Le Clos St Jacques.

Dosage is low, 6 grams per litre. The 2008 vintage of the Vieilles Vignes Françaises produced 3180 numbered bottles.

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100 % Pinot Noir


A Pinot Noir of peerless quality for an exceptional champagne

At Bollinger, only very high-quality harvests become a vintage: in 2008, the Vieilles Vignes Françaises parcels of land were harvested on 23 September and produced a sublime Pinot Noir.


To the eye

A colour with golden undertones.

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To the nose

Complex nose with roasted nuts of hazelnut, mocha and toast, complemented by notes of mirabelle and red plum.


On the palate

A very broad aromatic spectrum is expressed through an unctuous, precise and saline quality on the palate with notes of nuts, spices (vanilla, cardamom) and verbena. It has remarkable length, marked by a lemony, chalky finish.


Tasting recommendations

Vieilles Vignes Françaises 2008 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 2008 between 10 and 12°C. You can enjoy Vieilles Vignes Françaises 2008 right away, or choose to age it further in your cellar.

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