Forbes selected Champagne Bollinger PN VZ15 as one of five champagnes to consider splurging on for New Year’s Eve this year. Contributing wine writer Katie Kelly Bell explains the unique backstory of this new release and that it is the result of a competition the Bollinger winemaking team had to make the best expression of Pinot Noir.
She continues by describing the wine as “an exquisitely crafted expression of 100% Pinot Noir (Bollinger’s specialty). It is bright and rich with wild strawberry notes, creamy, textured mouthfeel, and ample structure to keep things interesting. This drinks like a vintage wine, but fortunately we don’t need to wait for a perfect year, all future bottlings of this wine will always be made from the winner of the blind tasting contest.” Read the full story HERE
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.