The news of the new vintage was included in today’s “News Briefs”, which provides an overview of the prestige cuvée and the global culinary program. The write up notes that “Champagne Bollinger has partnered with chefs Gabriel Kreuther in the U.S, Christopher Coutanceau in France, Eric Kragh Vidgaard in Denmark, Fabrizio Mellino in Italy, and Viki Geunes in Belgium to create special pairing menus to go with La Grande Année.”
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.
Lily Bollinger agreed to a Bollinger rosé under one condition, it had to be extraordinary, and that is how La Grande Année Rosé was born. A blend like no other, the wine is as an extension to the House’s prestige cuvée, La Grande Année, as is the subtle marriage between this great vintage Champagne and the addition of red wine from a unique plot, the legendary Côte aux Enfants.
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.