Bollinger Grande Annee Magnum 2004
Blend of the 2004 vintage
66% Pinot Noir, 34% Chardonnay. 16 crus: 88% Grands crus, 12% Premiers crus. Vinification exclusively in barrels.
At Bollinger, only very high quality harvests become vintage. 2004 was quite a delicate year in Champagne, with a relatively dry winter and spring but a cold, wet end to the summer. The grapes were picked during a fine Indian summer which meant they were in an excellent state of health. All the conditions were favourable to give their grapes the special qualities necessary for the very best vintages aire.
Cellar aged for more than twice the time required by the appellation
Moderate, 7 to 8 grams per liter.
To the eye
its delicate blush and old gold colours are a sign of maturity and of Bollinger’s winemaking skills.
To the nose
its aromas are a testimony to the barrels it aged in: toasted bread and brandied fruit ; notes of exotic spices, rhubarb and stone fruit.
To the palate
powerful yet soft bubbles ; remarkable structure and length.
La Grande Année 2004 is a must-have for gourmet restaurants and good hotels alike: it is the perfect champagne to serve with a fine meal. To fully appreciate its unique style, bouquet and aromas, La Grande Année 2004 is best served between 10 and 12°C. You can enjoy La Grande Année 2004 right away, or choose to age it in your cellar.