Decanter published a story recommending top rosé champagnes to enjoy this Valentine’s Day, including Champagne Bollinger Rosé NV.
The story provides an overview of the strict quality regulations required of sparkling wines from the Champagne region, and then elaborates on how rosé Champagne is made – and its common tasting notes.
The writer explains that Bollinger Rosé NV is “very similar blend to the Special Cuvée, this includes just 6% red wine from the Côte aux Enfants in Aÿ.” Continuing, “creamy, steely red fruit scents display a mineral character supported by subtle woody depth. This is tight and fresh in the mouth, displaying pure red fruits, its oak backbone betrayed by notes of black pepper and its full texture.” Read the full story HERE
In the same way that Special Cuvée stands apart from non-vintage Champagnes, Bollinger Rosé is an exception for Rosé Champagnes. What is more, it is a relative secret, as Bollinger did not release a non-vintage Rosé until 2008 and the quantity produced is quite limited. The wine begins as Special Cuvée and then Bollinger’s specialty as the Pinot Noir producer in Champagne takes center stage, as the red fruits that join the conversation dance vibrantly, the finish has just a hint of perfectly repeat tannin, and the deep complexity of the wine shines through transparently.
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.