Premiere – 2005 Bollinger ‘Vieilles Vignes Françaises’

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Björnstierne Antonsson

It’s not everyday that one has the opportunity to taste  a new vintage of one of Champagnes true legendary wines – Bollinger ‘Vielles Vignes Françaises’. On November 20, one of Champagne’s most unique wine, 2005 Bollinger ‘Vieilles Vignes Françaises’ will be launched in Sweden. The wine is made from an exceptional crop of Pinot Noir from ungrafted vines and is completely without dosage. Only 22 bottles of this rarity is launched in Sweden.

THE UNIQUE WINE One of Champagne’s most unique wines becomes, with this vintage even more unique. The wine has previously been made from grapes from ungrafted vines from three Grand Cru vineyards, ‘Chaudes Terres’ and ‘Clos St Jacques’ in Aÿ and ‘La Croix Rouge’ in Bouzy – the latter was hit by phylloxera in 2004. Perhaps it was rather a miracle that the vineyard of Bouzy fared as long as the protection against the outside world only consisted of two dirt roads. The vineyards ‘Chaudes Terres’ and ‘Clos St Jacque’s, with its pre-phylloxera heritage unique in its kind and is the origin of the only Champagne made on ungrafted vines.

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