Right in time for Mother’s Day, Mic.com published a last minute gift guide titled “4 Sustainable Mother’s Day Gifts to Give Mom This Year.” Interestingly, the story begins by stating that flowers aren’t necessarily a smart choice for the environment. In an interview with Kevin Warner, sustainable agriculture manager with SCS Global Services, he explains that some of these concerns include “Soil health, air quality, water usage, climate change resilience and adaptation: There are numerous environmental elements that come into play with [flower] farming.” Instead, the lifestyle publication has selected 4 gifts – including Champagne Bollinger Rosé NV and La Grande Année Rosé 2007 – that you can feel confident in to impress Mom without wreaking havoc on the environment. In addition to elaborating on the flavor profile, the writer notes that Bollinger is the first Champagne house to earn the “Sustainable Viticulture in Champagne” certification. You can read the full story HERE
In the same way that Special Cuvée stands apart from non-vintage Champagnes, Bollinger Rosé is an exception for Rosé Champagnes. What is more, it is a relative secret, as Bollinger did not release a non-vintage Rosé until 2008 and the quantity produced is quite limited. The wine begins as Special Cuvée and then Bollinger's specialty as the Pinot Noir producer in Champagne takes center stage, as the red fruits that join the conversation dance vibrantly, the finish has just a hint of perfectly ripe tannin, and the deep complexity of the wine shines through transparently.
Lily Bollinger agreed to a Bollinger rosé under one condition, it had to be extraordinary, and that is how La Grande Année Rosé was born. A blend like no other, the wine is as an extension to the House's prestige cuvée, La Grande Année, as is the subtle marriage between this great vintage Champagne and the addition of red wine from a unique plot, the legendary Côte aux Enfants.
Bollinger is one of the rare Grande Marques that’s still family owned. Known for its rich, elegant and polished style of Champagne, their outstanding wines are the result of rigorous attention to detail and incredibly labor-intensive practices that few houses are willing to undertake. Underscoring its excellence, Bollinger has remained British secret agent James Bond's Champagne of choice since 1973.