Bollinger Rose, NV, Half, 37.5cl
A new cuvee at Bollinger is always an event and a long story. Bollinger Rose fully belongs to the Bollinger family. Its main component is the Special Cuvee blend that has always embodied Bollinger style and high standards. Bollinger Rose is made by adding red wine. Bollinger has always had a singular relationship with red wine and a personal bond with neighbouring Burgundy. Red wine accounts for 5 to 6 of the Special Cuvee blend giving birth to Bollinger Rose. The colour of Bollinger Rose combines the rich bronze highlights of the Special Cuvee and the intense depth of the red wine. This could be the tint of the raw flesh of wild salmon barely reddened over charcoal. It is a light and a depth. It is the colour of a great wine.The wine reveals all the fullness of expression of the Special Cuvee to the nose. All Bollinger is there: presence and modesty, power and delicacy. And yet other notes come to the fore in the mouth: small wild berries in the countryside on hot summer afternoons.Raspberries, blackberries, gooseberries the first note of acidity is jolted by the sensuousness of the flesh. An impertinent flavour dances in the mouth, but the lively, joyous sparkle of the fruit is always contained by the wines precise structure, which gains in fullness and climaxes with mellow notes that stay on the palate and resound in the memory for a long time.Bollinger Rose NV is assembled from Grands and Premiers Crus from La Montagne de Reims and La Cote des Blancs.