Cuvée PN er en hyldest til Pinot Noir-druen som laves i et meget begrænset antal. En nyfødt klassiker!
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Cuvée PN Verzenay
Alle Bollingers champagner består primært af Pinot Noir – det er husets stil og kendetegn. Den eksklusive og sjældne cuvée Vieilles Vignes Francaises laves udelukkende på Pinot Noir – og nu får denne cuvée altså en lillesøster i Cuvée PN.Cuvée PN er en hyldest til Pinot Noir druen, der udgør grundstenen i alle Bollingers champagner. Samtidig er denne cuvée Bollingers bud på en terroir champagne. PN er reelt set en NV, non vintage, men grundvinen består dog alligevel af en enkelt årgang, hvorfor vi vælger at skrive årgangen på. Grundvinen suppleres med reservevin fra forskellige årgange – i denne version er der bl.a. reservevin fra 2009. Samtidig vil grundvinen altid komme fra en enkelt Cru – i dette tilfælde Verzenay. Men Cru’en vil skifte fra gang til gang at denne vin frigives. Som alle Bollingers andre champagner, så flaskelagres vinen på magnumflasker.Cuvée PN laves i et begrænset antal flasker.Vinen besidder den klassiske og komplekse Bollinger-rigdom, der er signatur for alle husets vine – her er tale om en nyfødt klassiker med rige noter af delikat frugt, en anelse brioche og honning.
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A bright new star has arisen from deep within the pinot noir firmament. The first new permanent addition to the hallowed portfolio of Bollinger in 12 years is a monumental blanc de noirs that encapsulates the generosity of the house within its ever more detailed regime. Departing its home on the southern slopes of the Montagne de Reims, it has tactically jumped over the hill to the cooler northern aspect of the fabled grand cru of Verzenay in the warm 2015 vintage, yet very much retaining the beloved DNA of the house. The result is a deeply spicy and exuberant expression of this elegant terroir, abounding in mixed spice, anise and cardamom and deep, luscious strokes of blackberries and bright red cherries. There are subtle flitters of fruit mince spice and orange rind along for this dynamic ride. Bollinger's characteristic old barrel fermentation builds depth of creamy texture and signature layers of complexity. The brightness of the great slopes of Verzenay shines through, even in the warm 2015 season, charged with wonderfully ripe yet vibrant acidity and omnipresent chalk minerality of glittering, crystalline energy. The phenolic structure inherent to this season is neatly and masterfully woven into its folds. It's emphatically Bollinger, definitively Verzenay, exactingly pinot noir and characteristically 2015 - a wonderful yet difficult balance to achieve. A triumph for the season, and downright delicious." og han fortsætter: "The winner of a blind tasting contest between the winemaking team was built primarily on Verzenay (hence VZ), with support from Aÿ, Bouzy and Tauxières, 50% barrel fermented, based on the 2015 vintage (hence 15) with 20% reserves from vintages back to 2009, aged in magnums. Its unique black bottle and black label are a tribute to the black grape, and a nod to its big brother, Vieilles Vignes Françaises. In each successive vintage a different village will be chosen by blind tasting. Production volume is roughly equivalent to La Grande Année. Global release in September 2020 at a price between Special Cuvée and La Grande Année (~100EUR).
Permanent new launches in Bollinger's range are as rare as solar eclipses and it is of course with high expectations that I want to get to know this new wine, 50% of which has been vinified in oak barrels. The wine's name is 'PN' and will follow in many different editions in the future. The presentation is brilliant and is reminiscent of the house's legendary blanc de noirs Bollinger 'Vieilles Vignes Françaises'. The first edition has the surname 'VZ 15'. A Verzenay blanc de noirs with sprinkles of Aÿ, Bouzy and Tauxières, where 50% of the wine comes from 2015 with reserve wines on magnum dating from 2009. Verzenay and Aÿ are, as you know, the dominant villages in Bollinger's vintage wines. Verzenay is often the chalky and mineral-rich backbone of Bollinger's vintage build-up. The wine is vibrantly fresh, mineral-driven and extremely pure. There is a clarity and sharpness that is outstanding, where gunpowder notes and aroma of grilled meat develop as the glass warms up slightly. I love this wine as it is a perfect creation from one of the most important villages in the whole of Champagne dominated by the aforementioned minerality, but also with notes of violet and red grapefruit so typical of Verzenay of the highest class. On aeration the scent develops more and more notes of pears, figs and freshly baked baguette and the taste develops towards peach and apricot jam. Personally, though, I will wait as long as I can before opening my own bottles to get the increasing depth of caramel and grilled hazelnut flavour that only time in the cellar can provide.
Marvelously powerful aromatics with delectable scents of toast, smoked hazelnuts and pastry, as well as top notes of mint. From the start, the palate is impressively vinous and concentrated but tightens in a way that tapers to a long, fine chalky finish. The hazelnut reappears along with white fruit.
Disgorged in November 2019 with seven grams per liter dosage, Bollinger's new NV Brut Blanc de Noirs PN VZ15 is based on the 2015 vintage, with reserve wines dating back to 2009, and derives largely from the village of Verzenay. Offering up aromas of green pear, honeycomb, rye toast, candied peel and buttery pastry, it's medium to full-bodied, vinous and enveloping, with a creamy attack, fine depth at the core and ripe but racy acids, complemented by a pinpoint mousse. This is a charming, gourmand and elegantly balanced Blanc de Noirs that represents a fine addition to the Bollinger portfolio.
A fabulous Champagne, the NV PN VZ 15 is a new wine from Bollinger and the first addition to the range in over a decade. As the name implies, it is a 100% Pinot Noir built on a core of fruit from Verzenay and based on the 2015 vintage. Bollinger’s most iconic wine is of course the super-rare and expensive 100% Pinot Noir Vielles Vignes Françaises. A few years ago, Bollinger set out on a path to exalt the unique characteristics of their Pinot. For this project, the four leads of the winemaking team headed by Cellar Master Gilles Descôtes and Deputy Cellar Master Denis Bunner were tasked with each creating a new cuvée. The conditions: the wine had to be non-vintage, 100% Pinot Noir and possible to offer at both an affordable price and with some scale. The four wines were tasted blind and the winner is the new PN VZ 15, the first in a series of upcoming releases that will explore the many shades of Pinot at Bollinger. I tasted it recently with Bunner and General Manager Charles-Armand de Belenet and was super impressed.
Bright and vibrant on the palate, the PN VZ 15 captures all of the Pinot richness that is such a Bollinger signature but with the freshness and verve that make Pinots from Verzenay so distinctive. Rich red fruit, mint, dried flower and spice notes play off bright acids and veins of saline-drenched minerals in a display of aromas, flavors and textures that dazzle all the senses. Think of it as a baby VVF, but with the tension of Verzenay. The blend is approximately 50% Verzenay and 50% Aÿ, Bouzy and Louvois, done about half in steel and half in oak. This release is based on the 2015 vintage (50% of the blend), with reserve wines that go back to 2009, including 20% from the reserve magnums Bollinger is so famous for. This bottle was disgorged in November 2019 and dosage is 7 grams per liter, about average for Bollinger today.
As I have written before, many of Champagne’s big houses have embraced the ambitious spirit of grower Champagne with their recent bottlings, wines that often place more emphasis on variety and place than the flagship blended cuvées that are the core of what Champagne has represented in the past. This is yet another example. The new PN VZ 15 is superb, and sharply priced as well, something that is not often the case with new grande marque Champagnes these days. Don’t miss it.
(100% pinot noir, with 50% based on the 2015 vintage from fruit sourced primarily in Verzenay;
disgorged Nov 2019, dosage 7 g/l, 12%). An expressive nose of ripe and decidedly yeasty raspberry and cherry hints
introduces utterly delicious, complex, rich and enveloping middle weight flavors that pack excellent flavor authority into a
notably generous palate impression while offering excellent depth and persistence on the moderately dry finale. The
effervescence isn’t especially fine though it is in keeping with the relatively bold style that will allow this to be enjoyed now or
held for up to another decade. Excellent. 94/2023+
WINE OF THE YEAR 2020
Champagne Bollinger blev grundlagt i 1829, og er siden blevet et vartegn for kvalitet og luksus. I dag får Bollinger topkarakter over hele linjen.