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Bollinger La Grande Annee 2008

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97pts (Vinous) - Bollinger's 2008 Grande Année is rich, ample and full-bodied, with all of the pedigree of the vintage on display. Dried pear, dried flowers, chamomile, red plum and mint develop as the 2008 shows the breadth and creaminess that are such signatures of the Bollinger house style. A whole range of brighter, more floral and chalky notes appear later, adding translucence and energy. The 2008 is 71% Pinot Noir and 29% Chardonnay taken across 18 crus, and it is the Pinot that very much informs the wine in both flavor and texture. More importantly, the 2008 is one of the best Grande Années I can remember tasting. Bollinger fans won't want to miss it. Disgorged November 2018. Dosage is 8 grams per liter.

History

La Grande Année is the embodiment of the carefully preserved traditional expertise of the Bollinger Champagne House. The wine is therefore exclusively vinified in small aged oak barrels. Champagne Bollinger has never abandoned this traditional craft method, which helps develop aromas of great finesse. After a prolonged ageing on its lees, even today every bottle of La Grande Année is riddled and disgorged by hand.

Blend of the 2008 vintage 

71% Pinot Noir, 29% Chardonnay.  18 crus:  mainly Aÿ and Verzenay for the Pinot Noir, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger and Cramant for the Chardonnay.
Exclusive use of the cuvee.  
 
Fermented entirely in barrels.
At Bollinger, only very high quality harvests become a vintage: in 2008, the remarkable maturity of the grapes combined with a phenomenal acidity have produced a wine of infinite depth and allowed an exceptional vintage to be created.
 
Maturation 
Sealed with a natural cork and cellar aged for more than twice the time required by the appellation.
 
Dosage 
Moderate, 8 grams per liter.
 
La Grande Année 2008 is the perfect champagne for gourmet food. To fully appreciate its unique style and aromas, La Grande Année 2008 is best served between 8 and 10°C. You can enjoy La Grande Année 2008 now or choose to age it in your cellar.

 

 

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