Champagne Bollinger PN VZ15 (93 W&S)
“This new project from Bollinger explores 100 percent pinot noir presented as blanc de noirs Champagne. The first release is focused on Verzenay, which chef de cave Gilles Descôtes describes as a cold terroir, a characteristic that appealed to him in the heat of the 2015 vintage. That vintage accounts for 50 percent of the blend; reserve wines provide 20 percent and power the dark, red-fruited intensity of the flavors. Smoky and grand, this is a young, mineral-driven pinot noir needing cellar time to mellow.”
Champagne Bollinger PN VZ15
PN, made entirely from Pinot Noir to underscore the very essence and DNA of the House style, is the first new cuvée added to Bollinger’s permanent range since rosé in 2008. Each release of PN, developed as a series to bring Bollinger’s unique vision of Pinot Noir to light, will showcase a different cru from the base year that highlights its distinctive terroir and taste. The first edition of the series, PN VZ15, explores the interpretation of Pinot Noir from Verzenay 2015 and features reserve wines dating back to 2009.
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.