Bollinger La Grande Annee 2000

Bollinger, Champagne, La Grande Annee, Brut 2000 The nose is nutty, featuring dried fruits, oranges with brown spices and a note of mushrooms sauteed in butter. In the mouth this vintage is elegant, with subtle orange and apple flavors, and long, lingering acidity.

The grapes for this vintage are 63% Pinot Noir and 37% Chardonnay sourced from 76% grand crus and 24% premier crus.

Primary fermentation took place in small French oak barrels. In the cellar, the wines rest for at least 5 years after the secondary fermenation. Produced in Ay, NM-121-001, 12% purchased some time ago for $102 at Bottle Barn  Bollinger

About RJ

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