Vieilles Vignes Françaises 2013

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 2013 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.

Dosage is moderate, 6 grams per litre. 2,477 numbered bottles of Vieilles Vignes Françaises 2013 were produced.

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


The secret outcome from a year of contrasts

The 2013 viticultural year saw a succession of unusual climate conditions: a rainy spring combined with a hot summer with the strongest sunshine ever recorded in Champagne. Despite these significant constraints, Les Chaudes Terres and Le Clos St Jacques were harvested on 27 September 2013 and offered grapes of a peerless quality, giving rise to an intense and fresh Vieilles Vignes Françaises vintage.


To the eye

The wine has a deep golden colour.


To the nose

Aromas of quince jam, mirabelle plum and fresh hazelnut are layered with candied lemon peel and sweet spices. A succession of notes follow, from stone fruits to nuts, such as almonds, and finish on aromas of tonka bean.


On the palate

An ample, powerful and lively taste. A hint of sea-air rounds off this generous and intense wine.


Tasting recommendations

Vieilles Vignes Françaises 2013 can be paired with the finest dishes, but also offers an exceptional tasting experience by itself. Connoisseurs recognise that tasting this wine is a rare and sought-after affair. To fully appreciate its unique style, bouquet and aromas, this wine is best served between 10 and 12°C. You can enjoy Vieilles Vignes Françaises 2013 now, or choose to age it in your cellar.

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