The name of the emblematic Bollinger champagne, with its English spelling, encapsulates its entire history. It was Georges Bollinger’s British agent who christened it, in 1911, “Special Cuvée,” as he felt that the expression “non-vintage brut” did not suit a champagne of such finesse. More than a century later, the champagne name emblematic of the Bollinger experience still encapsulates its entire history.
This imprinted on labels and minds what taste buds already knew: that Special Cuvée was indeed very…special. A testament to the Maison’s savoir-faire and ability to recreate a cuvée year after year with consistency of style and quality.ASSEMBLYThe delicate blending of the expression of one vintage and a majority of reserve wines, some of which are kept in magnums for 5 to 15 years
The Special Cuvée is composed of more than 85 percent Grand and Premier cru of the three main Champagne varieties: 60 percent Pinot Noir, 25 percent Chardonnay and 15 percent Meunier.
It is aged in the cellar for twice the time stipulated in the appellation specification. It is moderately dosed between 7 and 8 grams per liter.
Wonderful aromatic complexity
Special Cuvée is the result of a precise blend of multiple vintages and especially reserve wines, which give the wine all its structure and make it a Bollinger style reference.
To the eye
Golden color, characteristic of black grape varieties; very fine bubbles.
Beautiful aromatic complexity; ripe fruit and spicy aromas; hints of roasted apples, compote and peaches.
On the palate
A subtle combination of structure, length and liveliness; bubbles like velvet; pear, brioche and spicy aromas, hints of fresh walnut.
Special Cuvée is perfect shared among friends for a simple and meaningful moment. It is the champagne we give to the people we love and who love beautiful things. To enhance its unique style, bouquet and aromas, this wine should be served between 8 and 10°C. You can enjoy the Special Cuvée right away, or choose to age it in your cellar.