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. La Grande Année 2012 to the eye has a delicate colour, with golden hues; a sign of the wine’s maturity and reflective of Bollinger’s wine-making methods. It has a full and expressive nose. Apricot, almond and hazelnut, followed by notes of honey and cereals intertwining in a symphony of aromas. You experience an exceptional texture and structure on the palate. It's dense and silky with a long fresh, full and deliciously refined finish.
La Grande Année 2012 is the perfect champagne for gourmet food. To fully appreciate its unique style and aromas, it is best served between 8 and 10°C. You can enjoy La Grande Année 2012 now or choose to age it in your cellar.
La Grande Année is the embodiment of the carefully preserved traditional expertise of the Bollinger Champagne House. The wine is therefore exclusively vinified in small aged oak barrels. Champagne Bollinger has the traditional craft method at the core of its production, which helps develop aromas of great finesse. After a prolonged ageing on its lees, to this day, every bottle of La Grande Année is riddled and disgorged by hand.