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Champagne Bollinger Vieilles Vignes Francaises 2013

$2372.99 x 1

(price per 750ml bottle) - sold in cases of 1 bottles
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Additional information

Bottles per case

1

Price range per bottle

$100.00 and over

Unit

750

Grape variety

Champagne & Traditional Method

Vintage

2013

Country

France

Region

Champagne

Sub region

Aÿ

Winery

Wine type

Sparkling Wine

Payment Type

Allocated

Collection

Champagne Bollinger

The Vieilles Vignes Françaises are intrinsically linked with Champagne Bollinger’s history. In the ungrafted vines, there is a memory that was almost lost: an extraordinary reminder of the cultural heritage of the Champagne region before phylloxera. Miraculously, two plots survived this outbreak — Chaudes Terres and Clos Saint-Jacques in Aÿ. Maison Bollinger’s Vieilles Vignes Françaises are made exclusively from these legendary parcels. Both are classified as Grand Cru, and are still grown in the old en foule way, using a traditional layering method known as provignage. 2,477 numbered bottles of Vieilles Vignes Françaises 2013 were produced.

“Strong golden yellow with silver reflections and a very persistent, fine mousse. Fine nuances of yellow plum and gooseberries, a touch of pickled cherry, a touch of bakery, almond and walnut, smokey savouriness, nuances of citrus and candied orange zest. The bouquet always opens much earlier than that of Grande Année, due to the ripeness of the grapes of stock culture. Very complex, tightly meshed, delicate red cherry, lively acid structure, salty mineral core, juicy, yellow fruit, a rather opulent style on the finish. Hints of stone fruit and pineapple on the finish, already perfectly developed, showing length and further certain ageing potential, very seductive. How long this cuvée from ungrafted vines will exist is questionable, two years ago (2020) phylloxera was detected for the first time in the two mini-vineyards. (Deg. 03/2022, PM 28/9/22).”
99 points, Peter Moser, Falstaff, November 2022

“A brilliant wine, Bollinger’s 2013 Blanc de Noirs Vieilles Vignes Françaises is finer boned and more elegant than the powerhouse 2008, but it is still one of the most powerful, intensely flavored wines produced in the region. Wafting from the glass with a deep bouquet of golden orchard fruit, honeycomb, baking spices, orange oil and ripe stone fruits, it’s full-bodied, broad and fleshy, with a layered core of fruit girdled by racy acids. Concentrated and vinous, it concludes with a long, saline finish.”
97 points, William Kelley, Wine Advocate, August 2022

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