Bollinger, R.D., AOC Champagne 2004Regular price €225.00
Bollinger R(ecently) D(isgorged) is an 'extra brut' champagne, with a very low dosage and a consequent purity and dryness that shows off the exceptional quality of the vintage fruit.
The wine is aged for four times longer than the appellation requires, giving an extraordinary richness and depth to the original fruit flavours, transformed by time and oak ageing into luscious, sweetly spicy harmonies of preserved fruit and golden, concentrated fullness.
Bollinger recommend that this special cuvée be served at an initial temperature as low as 8°C so that all its modulations and subtleties can be appreciated as it warms to the temperature of the room.
The R.D. style recalls the custom among champagne houses of keeping old wines for their own consumption, disgorging them shortly before tasting to yield the perfect combination of absolute freshness with the rich aromatics of a mature wine.
|Wine colour||White wine|
|Grape variety||66% Pinot Noir, 34% Chardonnay|