The creation of this non-vintage rosé was long in the making and an aspiration of the Bollinger Champagne House. This wine has evolved not as a curiosity, but as with all of the Bollinger cuvées, as a careful assembly of the very finest ingredients by their talented, passionate team. In the meticulous House style, Bollinger Rosé is modelled on the Special Cuvée blend, combining the fruits of previous harvests plus the addition of reserve wines from their cellars in Ay. The final component, which provides colour and delicate aromas of ripe red fruits, is a proportion of still red wine coming exclusively from Bollinger's Grand Cru Vineyards in the Cote d'Ay and Verzenay.
Background: It is well known that Madame Lily Bollinger expressed reservations about fashionable styles of Rosé Champagne during her reign, but as testament to her interest in the wine, Bollinger introduced La Grande Année Rosé at the end of the 1970s in which she took great pride. This non-vintage interpretation is true to its distinctive house style and heritage, which gives reason to believe it would have been granted her approval. The bottle is presented in a Bollinger Rosé branded box.