Bollinger B13 Champagne 2013 cl 75
TYPOLOGY Champagne Blanc de Noirs Extra Brut – ” B13 “
PRODUCTION AREA Mountains of Reims.
VINE 100% Pinot noir (Blanc de Noirs). Only 5 crus of which 92% are Grand Cru and 8% Premier Cru.
COLOR A colorful robe of golden highlights.
PERFUME Rich and complex. On opening, notes of ripe fruit, fruit jellies and almond paste are complemented by aromas of mirabelle plum and vineyard peach.
TASTE The elegance of the fruit is associated with its gluttony: flavors of pear, fresh almonds and tarte Tatin are marked by the uniqueness of a chiseled and mineral Pinot Noir with notes of citrus and candied lemon. Velvety persistence in the mouth with a saline note in the finish.
TASTING NOTES In 2013, the Champagne region faced unique weather conditions with a long winter punctuated by snow and frost: it was one of the later harvests since 1988. Despite these turbulent circumstances, Champagne Bollinger turned the wine from this particularly late vintage into a vintage and, in doing so, even produced a limited edition: B13, which stands for Bollinger 2013. It is because of the ethical farming practices Bollinger employs in the vineyard that the Champagne House consistently benefits from undeniably high-quality grapes, no matter how difficult certain vintages may be. This vintage Blanc de Noirs champagne embodies the excellence of Bollinger’s vineyards on the Montagne de Reims and is a tribute to the oenological and environmental values typical of Champagne Bollinger. Bollinger is famous for its Pinot Noir, so it is not surprising that its characteristic rich, open style shines through. The wonderful smoky, nutty and caramel tones imparted by Bollinger’s distinct aging are already present, and the reserve wines, aged up to 7 years in magnums, add to its exceptional aromatic intensity. Dosage: 6 grams per liter. Bollinger B13 was produced in 75 cl format only.
AGEING Maturation over 7 years on the lees .