The December issue of trade publication Beverage Media delves into how shifting climate conditions are creating a terrific opportunity for vintage-dated bubbly, dependent on the season. Champagne Bollinger R.D. 2004 is featured as an example that gains even more complexity from extended time on its lees. Writer Jim Clarke poignantly adds that “it helps that the distinction of each vintage plus the individualistic approach taken by producers makes for succinct yet powerful selling hooks: the palpable elegance of all-Chardonnay blanc de blancs by Ruinard; Piper Heidsieck’s “Rare” cuvees, whose grapes are culled from more than a dozen top-rated Crus; the added depth and complexity of Bollinger R.D. thanks to its being “recently disgorged” after extended time on its less.” You can see the full story below.
A small revolution in the world of Champagne. In 1967, Bollinger releases R.D. 1952. There is no comparable Champagne on the market at the time. This bold and brilliant Champagne takes the pillars of what makes Champagne Bollinger so unique, and pushes them to their ultimate level. It is, very simply, a masterpiece.
Bollinger is one of the rare Grande Marques that’s still family owned. Known for its rich, elegant and polished style of Champagne, their outstanding wines are the result of rigorous attention to detail and incredibly labor-intensive practices that few houses are willing to undertake. Underscoring its excellence, Bollinger has remained British secret agent James Bond's Champagne of choice since 1973.