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Exploring Champagne Bollinger in France

Welcome to the enchanting world of Bollinger Champagne, nestled in the heart of France. Picture it: perfectly manicured vines stretching as far as the eye can see, a testament to the rich history and craftsmanship of this remarkable town.

Step into the vineyard, and you'll witness the dedication to environmental sustainability. Bollinger was the first Champagne house to be certified HVE which means High Environmental Value designation. Since 2016, they have abandoned the use of herbicides, and currently, 20% of their vineyards are organic, with a goal to achieve 100% organic production by their 200th birthday.

Venture into the cellar, and you'll be astounded by what lies beneath. Imagine a labyrinth of corridors, where 15 million bottles rest in reserve. The cellar's temperature is maintained at 12 degrees Celsius through out the year, providing the perfect climate for aging these exceptional wines. And get this—the cellars span a staggering total of 6 kilometers!

Now, here's the unique selling proposition that sets Bollinger apart. Their wines are led by the noble Pinot Noir grape, which makes up an impressive 60% of their blends. This signature style gives Bollinger Champagne its distinct character and unparalleled richness.

When it comes to non-vintage (NV) Champagne, Bollinger goes the extra mile. 55% of their NV wines are made from vintages, ensuring a depth of flavour and complexity. Additionally, 15% of their NV wines are aged in magnums, adding to the grandeur and richness of the Bollinger taste. But it doesn't stop there. Bollinger takes meticulous care in crafting their vintage wines. Each bottle is touched by human hands over 100 times, showcasing the commitment to excellence and attention to detail. From hand-labelling to hand-crafting, every step is an art form.

So, the next time you indulge in a glass of Bollinger Champagne, raise it high and toast to the passion, heritage, and unwavering commitment to excellence that flows through every drop. Bollinger is more than a Champagne—it's a symbol of luxury, craftsmanship, and the art of celebration.

ad • This trip was kindly gifted from Mentzendorff


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