Champagne Direct stock the very best selection of Bollinger Champagne in the UK. Champagne Bollinger was established in 1829 by Jacques Bollinger and to this day is still family owned. Bollinger only uses the cuvée (first press) which gives a purer and finer must. Vinification is done by varietal and by cru delivering an impressive collection of base wines to make up the blend of Bollinger Special Cuvée and Bollinger Rosé.
La Grande Année is produced in exceptional years interpreting the vintage in the style of Bollinger. Very old oak barrels are used to vinify the wines encouraging complexity and breadth without imparting an oak character. Extended ageing and incredibly careful handling make this one of the most sought after prestige cuvées in the market. Bollinger R.D. experiences even longer lees ageing to produce a wine of incredible complexity exposed by its recent disgorgement and very low dosage.
The relationship between Bollinger and the British secret agent, James Bond, goes back to the years when the latter was an exclusively literary hero. Champagne produced by the Aÿ-based House appeared in 1956 in Ian Fleming’s fourth Bond novel, Diamonds are Forever.