Chicago Wine Press author W. Peter Hoyne has highlighted some of his favorite champagnes to ring in the new year with, including Champagne Bollinger Rosé NV. He explains how Bollinger is offer regarded as the House of Pinot Noir, known for producing champagnes of exceptional complexity. He adds, “There is power and elegance to this Champagne that captivates with its pale salmon tint and wild berry elements. Warm spices unfold into a long and caressing finish.” Read his full write up HERE
In the same way that Special Cuvée stands apart from non-vintage Champagnes, Bollinger Rosé is an exception for Rosé Champagnes. What is more, it is a relative secret, as Bollinger did not release a non-vintage Rosé until 2008 and the quantity produced is quite limited. The wine begins as Special Cuvée and then Bollinger's specialty as the Pinot Noir producer in Champagne takes center stage, as the red fruits that join the conversation dance vibrantly, the finish has just a hint of perfectly ripe tannin, and the deep complexity of the wine shines through transparently.
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.