Food & Wine’s longtime wine columnist Ray Isle shares a cohesive list of interesting bottles that will surely impress this season, including Champagne Bollinger PN VZ15. Out in the print December issue, Isle says the first new wine added to Bollinger’s permanent range in 12 years “is a triumph.”
The description further explains, “this Blanc de Noirs offers creamy layers of raspberry and blackberry, tangerine and yuzu citrus, and subtle spice; it’s essentially irresistible.“
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.