Bollinger NV

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Bollinger NV

Producer: Bollinger

Last updated: June 18th, 2017

What to expect?

The colour of Bollinger NV

A nice clear mid yellow with no tinge of red or brown.

The smell and aroma of Bollinger NV

A classic cool fuit but deep nose with unmistakable hints of oak and old wine robustness

The typical price of Bollinger NV in Australia

Cheap
RRP$ 75
Expensive

What Bollinger NV tastes like

Acidity
Initial burst of fresh green, dry, woody acidity before mellowing out
60%
Smooth
Subtle
Full and rich. Seesawing between bright notes, aged wine, lees and oak
85%
Full
Brevity
This is a big wine that lingers after the initial taste. Ripe fruit, aged wine, lees and oak extend the taste considerably
80%
Length
Savoury
While still a 8g/L dosage, the oak and Pinot dominant structure give the impression of a dry Champagne
20%
Sweet
No Oak
This is one of the heaviest oak dominant Champagnes you can buy and a hallmark of their style
95%
Oak
Fruitness
Only fruity initially with muted tropical fruits before astringent rhubarb and tart apple takes over
65%
Biscuittyness
Earth
Minerality is present but difficult to detect unless warm due to the robust nature of this wine - i.e. pinot and oak
65%
Limestone / chalk

Technical Details

House -
Bollinger
Base Year -
2009 and 2008
Cork -
Natural Cork
Oak -
Fermentation in stainless steel and oak barrels of 3 years+ of age only
Alcohol -
12%
Fermentation -
Full Malolactic
Dosage -
8g/L
Grapes (Cepage) -
60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Meunier
Vineyards -
Ay, Marne, Louvois, Mareuil-sur-Ay, Verzy, Verzenay, Le Mesnil-sur Oger, Cramant, Avize, Oger and Cuis
Aged on Lees -
Minimum 3 years

Where you can buy Bollinger NV in Australia

Widely distributed around Australia, including Dan Murphy’s, BWS, Vintage Cellars, First Choice and many other wine stores. It would be rare not to be able to find a bottle of this nearby.

About Bollinger Champagne House

Bollinger has always been considered the ‘man’s’ Champagne due to its history with the James Bond films and its full-bodied, stronger, oaked flavour. We always find, preferential red wine drinkers will favour Bollinger out of a line up and for this reason we use it as a starting point for their Champagne journey.

Behind the house is an exceptional quality control process which means you will be hard-pressed to find a bad bottle. Read the full details about this house here