Vieilles Vignes Françaises 2012

The eternal taste and soul of Champagne.

This Pinot Noir originates from two unique Grand Cru parcels of land in the grounds of the Maison Bollinger in Aÿ.

The embodiment of two plots that miraculously survived phylloxera



The eternal taste and soul of Champagne

Vieille Vignes Françaises 2012 is an assembly of 100% Grand Cru Pinot Noir, fermented entirely in aged oak barrels. 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.

Its dosage is moderate: 6 grams per liter. 2193 bottles of Vieilles Vignes Françaises 2012 were produced. Each of them is numbered and entirely hand-dressed.

Champvoisy Tauxières Avenay-Val-d’Or Louvois Verzenay Cuis Reims Aÿ Épernay Vallée de la Marne Montagne de Reims Côte des Blancs
100 % Pinot Noir


A bouncing wine year

The 2012 wine year is distinguished by a long growing cycle and significant rainfall. The patience and expertise of the Maison's teams allowed a ripe and homogeneous harvest on September 13, 2012.


To the eye

The wine takes on an intense golden yellow color.


To the nose

A very rich and complex aromatic palette with roasted aromas, to which combine ginger, almonds and hazelnuts. Notes of candied pear, cooked apricots and a subtle touch of dark chocolate complete this palette. Gingerbread finishes this delicious nose after opening.


On the palate

On the palate, the attack is round and powerful. The mid-palate reveals white-fleshed fruits and yellow fruits, complemented by toasted aromas. The candied lemon zest and ginger bring a lovely freshness to this generous whole. The tasting ends at a nice length with a smooth finish: an exceptional wine!


Tasting recommendations

Vieilles Vignes Françaises 2012 can be accompanied by the rarest dishes, but is sufficient in itself to create exceptional drinking occasions; between enthusiasts, it is enjoyed with solemnity. To highlight its unique style, its bouquet, its aromas, we advise you to serve this wine between 10 and 12°C. You can enjoy it now, or choose to let it age in the cellar.

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