Fine Wine Magazine featured the long history of Champagne Bollinger and Royal Ascot in the article “Courses for Horses: Royal Ascot Fine Wining and Dining.” The piece highlights the complexity and versatility of the wines especially with food pairings. Katherine Houston, author, notes:
“Bollinger Special Cuvée is a highly original Non-Vintage Champagne, not least because the house uses reserve wines stored in magnum under cork, allowing the oxidative aging process to contribute to the distinctive house style. Bollinger devotes an enormous amount of cellar space — roughly one third of the total — to its reserve wine, some 700,000 containers, for five to 15 years, but has patiently persevered with this method since 1892. It is a huge investment of labor and space, but certainly worthwhile for the depth and complexity of the resulting wine.”
Read the full article here.