Love that Bolly

Bollinger, Champagne, Special Cuvee Brut nv
This wine is typically quite complex with earthy notes that are not always embraced by those who favor more fruit-forward styles of sparkling. While I’m a fan of fruit too, I love the multitude of flavors in this wine. On average the grapes for the cuvee are 60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay and 15% Meunier sourced from 30 different crus. The Pinot and Chardonnay are all grand and premier cru. In the cellar, 5-10% reserve wines are blended into the mix and the wines rest for at least 3 years after the secondary fermenation. Produced in Ay, NM-121-001, 12% in Nov ’08 this wine is now up to $49.69 at Bottle Barn and in May ’10 up to $59.99 at K&L  Bollinger

About Ray

Ray Johnson is the Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He teaches and writes about wine and the business of wine and makes his home in Sonoma County.
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