What is Bollinger Vieilles Vignes Francaises Champagne?
Bollinger Vieilles Vignes Francaises is made from 100% Pinot Noir Grand cru grapes, so a Grand Cru Blanc de Noirs Champagne sparkling wine made from grapes sourced from two single vineyards that adjacent to the Bollinger House in the town of Aÿ in the Champagne wine region of France.
These old vines are non-grafted, no American rootstock is used here which is very rare in France, in Champagne in particular, since the Phyloxera crisis of the 19th century.
The vines are grown in the traditional en foule layering system and worked entirely by hand.
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The Making of Bollinger Vieilles Vignes Francaises
At Bollinger like in Champagne in general, only the highest quality harvests become a vintage: Bollinger Vieilles Vignes Françaises champagne is aged on its lees in the bottle for more than twice the time required by the appellation so for about 3 years before release.
The dosage so the added sugar at bottling is low at 4 grams per liter to preserve the genuine expression of the fruit.
Bollinger recommends, as a wine and food pairing with its Vieilles Vignes Francaises prestige cuvee: White caviar, Alba Truffle. Why not?
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