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.
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!
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