Country: France Region: Champagne
Varietal: 60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay, 15% Meunier. Over 85% Grands and Premiers crus.
Maturation: cellar-aged for more than twice the time required by the appellation.
Dosage: moderate, 8 to 9 grams per litre
Vintage: NV Colour: White Style: Sparkling
Bollinger uses only the ‘cuvée’ juice in the making of Special Cuvée. Depending on vintage, 100% of Grand Cru’s and part of the Premier Cru’s are barrel fermented. Bollinger uses small stainless steel tanks to conduct the fermentation of the other cru’s.
Special Cuvée is a blend of wines coming from the most recent harvest, and also wines from previous harvests, including reserve wines held in magnum.
After second fermentation, Special Cuvée then ages in cellars for at least 3 years. After riddling and disgorging Special Cuvée then rests in cellars for a minimum of 3 months prior to shipment.
Methuselah – 6 ltr bottle. Presented in a red Bollinger branded Wood Box.
To the eye: a golden colour, distinctive of black grape varieties ; very fine bubbles.
To the nose: a beautiful aromatic complexity ; ripe fruit and spicy aromas ; hints of roasted apples, apple compote and peaches.
To the palate: a subtle combination of structure, length and vivacity ; bubbles like velvet ; pear, brioche and spicy aromas, notes of fresh walnut.