Wine type: champagne - Bollinger S. Cuvée
Vintage and alcohol content: 12°
Region: Aÿ, Avenay, Tauxières, Louvois et Verzenay. France.
Grape/blend: 60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay, 15% Meunier. Over 85% Grands and Premiers crus.
Type soil: the soil is poor and rocky, the temperature is ideal in summer (partly due to the micro-climate created by the local wind, the Ora del Garda): vines here still co-exist alongside olive groves. The valley is more open here and the excellent sun exposure allows the grapes to ripen to perfection.
Colour: a golden colour, distinctive of black grape varieties ; very fine bubbles.
Aroma: a beautiful aromatic complexity ; ripe fruit and spicy aromas ; hints of roasted apples, apple compote and peaches.
Tasting notes: a subtle combination of structure, length and vivacity ; bubbles like velvet, pear, brioche and spicy aromas, notes of fresh walnut.
Serving suggestions: any fish, especially sushi and sashimi. Seafood: shrimp, prawn, crayfish, grilled lobster. Poultry and white meat. Parmesan, good cured ham.