67% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay. 21 crus: mainly Aÿ and Verzenay for the Pinot Noir, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger and Oiry for the Chardonnay. Fermented entirely in barrels. At Bollinger, only very high quality harvests become a vintage: the exceptional 2012 vintage led to Bollinger creating expressive wines that were simultaneously full, fresh and complex. To the eye, a delicate rose derived from La Côte aux Enfants Pinot Noir. To the nose, aromas of redcurrant and black fruits accompany lovely notes of citrus. On the palate, a great deal of delicacy. The freshness and creamy texture are prolonged by a racy finish. La Grande Année Rosé is best enjoyed with savoury dishes: Duck breast filets, quail, pigeon or guinea fowl; Venison sauce Grand Veneur; Exotic or oriental cuisine.
-- Champagne Bollinger