Bollinger R.D. 2002

BOLL095
The Bollinger champagne House has created prestigious champagnes with character, distinguished by their elegance and complexity, since 1829. These outstanding wines are the result of rigorous attention to detail, for Bollinger accepts nothing less than excellence. Each and every detail represents a quest for a certain form of perfection.
Type:
Vintage:
2002
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay
Style:
Brut
ABV:
12%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Aÿ
Body:
N/A
Drinking Window:
Drink now through to 2022
Closure Type:
Cork

Producer and Tasting Notes


Bollinger

The story began with Athanase de Villermont, the youngest son of a noble family with a brilliant destiny. A great soldier who shone during the American War of Independence, he inherited an extensive estate from his family in the Aÿ area. He immediately foresaw the extraordinary potential of the wines of Champagne, but as an aristocrat he was forbidden to become involved in trade. He then met Joseph Bollinger, a widely travelled German who had left his country of birth to learn about the Champagne wine trade, and Paul Renaudin, a local man who was fascinated by the world of wine. The firm of Renaudin-Bollinger & Cie was founded on 6th February 1829. Joseph took care of sales and Paul of the cellar. Athanase had founded a Champagne House that was to endure through the centuries. It was only in 2008 that, for the first time in its history, the House placed its future into the care of a Chairman who was not a family member. With the Bollinger family’s support, Jérôme Philipon has extended his predecessor’s programme of modernisation and investment. With him, the House has continued to preserve its traditional expertise while incorporating the best of new technologies for the future development of the brand, both in terms of quality and commercial growth.

Tasting Notes

Golden hues with aromas of stewed, ripe quince and hints of honey, followed by cocoa and finishing with roasted spices such as nutmeg and anise. A full bodied style but superbly balanced with a persistent flavour. Minerality resonates on the finish with touches of lemon revealing a pleasing bitterness.

Food Matches

An ideal pairing with fish, rich desserts and smoked salmon - the smokier the better.