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Bollinger Special Cuvée Brut Aÿ Champagne

Bollinger
$44.99
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375 mL
750 mL
1.5 L
Wine Type
White Sparkling Wine
RegionChampagne
Alcohol Level
Country
France
SubregionChampagne
Drinking Window
GrapesPinot NoirChardonnayPinot Meunier
Wine Description:
Bollinger Special Cuvée Brut Aÿ Champagne is a traditional method sparkling wine produced by the celebrated grand marque Champagne house Bollinger. This wine always features a high proportion of Pinot Noir supported by smaller amounts of Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier resulting in a more structured style. A very high proportion of the grapes come from Grand Cru-rated villages resulting in an intense style. The winemaking focuses on building complexity with extensive use of reserve wine and the wine is matured for much longer than the minimum requirement. This all results in a harmonious yet powerful cuvée. It has fine bubbles, rich complexity, and balanced, vibrant acidity, this Champagne offers a delightful drinking experience, perfect for celebrating special occasions or indulging in moments of luxury. Read more
Pros:
  • High quality level with the majority of the wine coming from grapes grown in Grand Cru villages
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Cons:
  • Grande marque origin contributes to the higher price point
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4.3
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Expert Rating:

4.5

Wine Expert Note:

Bollinger Special Cuvée Brut Aÿ Champagne has a medium gold hue and a complex nose of peach, raspberry, hazelnut, and bread dough. It has an elegant mousse and very fine pearlage that hints at the time involved in its production. The palate is ample with a broad, creamy texture balanced by vibrant acidity while the finish is long with a chalky minerality. This is a great choice for celebrating both the grand and small milestones of life and its highly recognisable brand also makes it well suited to gifting. Serve with soft cheeses, shellfish, or roast chicken and drink within 10 years. Read more
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Wine sweetness is a measure of the amount of sugar present in a wine. Sweetness in wine can range from bone dry (no sugar present) to lusciously sweet (high sugar content). Sweetness is usually determined by the variety and ripeness of the grapes used, as well as the winemaking process.
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The alcohol level in wine is a measure of the amount of alcohol present in the beverage. The degree of heat or ‘burn’ at the back of the throat is roughly proportional to the amount of alcohol consumed. It ranges from Very Low to Very High.
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Wine intensity is a measure of the concentration of flavor and aroma compounds in a wine.The stronger and more noticeable the flavors and aromas are, the higher the intensity of the wine. Intensity in wine can range from neutral (not particularly intense) to pronounced (high intensity).
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Wine body refers to the weight and texture of wine on the palate. In other words, it is the degree of body a wine has, ranging from light-bodied to full-bodied. Wines with higher body appear to have a thicker texture and can sometimes coat the palate.
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Wine acidity refers to the tartness of a wine, which gives a tingling sensation on the side of the tongue. A metallic-like sharp taste is also associated with high acidity. Sometimes a high level of sweetness, such as in luscious dessert wines, can disguise a high level of acidity. Acidity can range from soft to searing.
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Wine tannin gives wine its textural mouthfeel and astringency. Tannin is a natural compound found in grape skins, seeds, and stems. It contributes to the structure and helps to balance out the sweetness of the fruit. Tannins are usually discussed when it comes to red wines, even though some white and rosé wines with certain wine making techniques can also contain tannins.
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