100% Pinot Noir. Disgorged April 2021.
The latest in Bollinger’s limited editions, this is 52% Verzenay fruit with the remainder coming from Äy, Louvois, Avenay and Mareuil-sur Äy. Based on the 2013 vintage, whose coolness brings an appealing freshness to the style when combined with the natural restraint of Northern Montagne fruit. A briny, classically-Bollinger opening shows some sourdough and light oxidative character, under which dried apple and spiced greengage do offer up a slightly paler, creamier take on the Bollinger style than the more ostentatious ‘PN’ wines. No doubt on the palate, though, which side the bread is buttered – plenty of intensity. 17