Leading luxury publication Robb Report included two gems from the VINTUS portfolio in its annual Best of the Best issue, Champagne Bollinger La Grande Année 2008 and Masseto 2015.
In comparison to the other outstanding Champagne releases in 2008, Wine columnist Sara Schneider notes “the Pinot Noir–based Champagne Bollinger 2008 La Grande Année stands out for its power, tamed by practices unique to its barrel rooms and kilometers of underground cellars.” She adds, “The result is a gorgeous sparkler with generous, mouth-filling flavors, balanced in this moment between the freshness of youth and complex maturity.”
Moving on to Masseto, Schneider notes the 2015 vintage was especially remarkable and “opens with aromas of damp loam, spice and perfumed berries followed by flavors of dark cassis on a palate of unmatched depth and length.” In addition to the wine, Schneider shares details about Masseto’s new subterranean winery. “In this case, the underground cathedral includes production spaces stepping deep into the hill, from tank room, where custom concrete vessels double as art, to pool-studded barrel room. It was an exceptional year for both wine and winery.”
She more details about both wines in her detailed write up HERE
La Grande Année: The Great Year. This Champagne is the embodiment of everything that makes Bollinger the producer that stands apart in Champagne. La Grande Année, or LGA, preserves the traditions of the past and symbolizes the word "hand-crafted" so strongly that an overused word suddenly becomes the only appropriate definition.
Masseto is one of the most celebrated wines in the world. Coveted by international collectors and fine wine connoisseurs across the globe, Masseto constantly receives the highest accolades from the most prestigious wine critics in the world, and is a fixture in the international fine wine trade indices.
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.
Masseto is one of the world's iconic wines. Coveted by international collectors and fine wine connoisseurs across the globe, Masseto constantly receives the highest accolades from the most prestigious wine critics in the world, and is a fixture in the international fine wine trade indexes.