Champagne connoisseurs in the UK can now delight their taste buds with something new. Champagne Bollinger has a new addition to their selection available in the UK – the 2014 vintage of the classical Bollinger La Grande Année.
La Grande Année is the perfect epitome of timeless and exceptional champagne, and at the very heart of their production is artisanal savoir-faire. The wine was vinified in 20-year-old oak barrels that paved the way to the development of intricate aromas with an exceptional ageing potential as a result of micro-oxygenation.
When it comes to vintage, or the year when the grapes were harvested, 2014 was a time of diverse fortunes. The rainy months of autumn and winter led to a couple of sunny and parched months, with June being the sunniest in five decades.
A cool summer followed afterwards, and in particular, the weather became especially cold when August came. The quality of the harvested grapes was maintained, something that was partly due to September’s fine weather. This perfectly balanced the acidity and maturity of the grape musts. The vintage of 2014 resulted in the production of a wine that is complex, refined, and precise both in terms of its outstanding intensity and minerality.
La Grande Année is no doubt a gastronomically delightful champagne thanks to its unrivalled texture and depth. The delicate bitterness, creamy fizz, and rich consistency all combine and work together to make La Grande Année the best partner you can ever pair with fine products and refined dishes.
According to the director of Champagne Bollinger UK, Victoria Carfantan, the company is pleased to launch the La Grande Année Rosé 2014 and La Grande Année 2014 in the UK market. They are also looking forward to exploring and discovering more exciting pairing options of these wines and an extensive selection of cuisines.
Since 1829, Champagne Bollinger has been the proud producer of distinguished, distinctive, and eminent fine wines known for their complex, powerful, and sophisticated style. The world-famous house started in 1822 with Joseph Bollinger who took up employment with Müller-Ruinart. He later joined hands later on with the Comte de Villermont and Paul Renaudin to establish Renaudin, Bollinger Co in 1829
Around 152 hectares of vineyards make up the Bollinger vineyard estate located right in the province of Champagne in the premiers crus and grand crus with a style that took inspiration from the Pinot Noir grapes. They are cultivated in the very best grand crus of Ay, Verzenay, and Bouzy. In 2005, Bollinger also purchased Ayala Champagne.
The new Bollinger La Grande Année 2014 will be officially unveiled in the UK for the first time at an exclusive lunch on Monday, the 14th of March, at The Woodspeen in Newbury. The Executive Chef himself, Peter Eaton, came up with the pairing menu.
The sales of La Grande Année 2014 officially started on Tuesday, March 8 priced at £125 while La Grande Année Rosé 2014 is expected to be released in the latter part of 2022.